Extended Due to Popular Demand: 
March 1 – April 20, 2019

Playing at the Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport Ave


“A Bear. A Button. A Place to Belong.”
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket for Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for the stage by Barry Kornhauser
Produced by special arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences
Directed by Artistic Associate Jamal Howard
For ages 3+

A small bear’s quest for a missing button leads to the friendship of a lifetime! The department store comes to life with circus elements and physical comedy as Corduroy must stay a step ahead of the Night Watchman to be ready for Lisa when she returns to the store. Learn the importance of empathy and unconditional love along with a young girl and her mother in this sweet adaptation of the beloved book by Don Freeman. Corduroy is a Chicago premiere and a playful adventure that will delight ages three and up! 

Ticket Info

Tickets start at $22 and are available online or through the Athenaeum Theatre box office at 773.935.6875.

Field trips for the 2018 – 2019 Student Matinee Season are available for $10 per ticket. Learn more about field trips here





Jean Claudio

Matt Miles
The Night Watchman

Tia Pinson

Michelle Renee Thompson

Averis I. Anderson
Clown 1

Kelsey Shipley
Clown 2

Ellen DeSitter
Corduroy/Clown 2 Understudy

Kirk Osgood
The Night Watchman/Clown 1 Understudy

Kianna Rose
Lisa/Mother Understudy


Jamal Howard

Amanda Crockett
Movement & Circus Director

Jeffrey D. Kmiec*
Scenic Designer

Jazmin Aurora Medina
Costume Designer

Cat Wilson*
Lighting Designer

Eric Backus
Sound Designer

Letitia Guillaud*
Props Designer

Marika Mashburn
Casting Director

Aaron Shapiro
Production Manager

Marcus Carroll
Production Stage Manager

Michael Gobel*
Master Electrician

Deya Friedman
Production Office Coordinator

Charlie Lovejoy
Floor Manager

Ian Scarlato
Audio Engineer

Travis Bihn
Wardrobe Supervisor

Michael Stultz

Milo Bue
Associate Scenic Designer

Meghan Erxleben
Scenic Artist

*Member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829.