World Premiere!

New American Folk Theatre Presents...



Book, Music & Lyrics by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Whitaker*

Directed by Sarah Gise* 

Music Direction by Joey Harbert

November 1 – 21, 2019

Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant (2nd floor) 

3471 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618

Tickets go on sale Sunday, October 6, 2019!

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere musical MY LIFE IS A COUNTRY SONG by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Whitaker*, the story of a woman starting her life over after a failed and abusive marriage in early 1980s South Carolina. Directed by Sarah Gise* with music direction by Joey Harbert, this new musical features a score inspired by country music of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s and explores how family and chosen family can save us from ourselves.


MY LIFE IS A COUNTRY SONG will play a limited three-week run November 1 – 21, 2019 at Chief O’Neill’s Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago.

The cast includes

Kelly Combs*, Charlie Irving* and Kirk Jackson* 

With Lena Dudley, Joey Harbert and Judy Lea Steele

* denotes NAFT Company Members

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