Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co presents the Chicago premiere of The Brig by Kenneth Brown, directed by Jennifer Markowitz.
Mary-Arrchie's innovative staging of this challenging drama offers an up-close look at one day in the life of Marines serving time in a dehumanizing military prison. Based on author Kenneth H. Brown's own incarceration in 1957 Camp Fuji, Japan, The Brig explores the inmates' psychological reactions to their intense environment, creating an equally visceral audience experience. The play was first produced by the avant-garde Living Theatre in 1963, which also staged an Obie-winning 2007 revival of the work.
The Brig opens on Thursday, April 18th 2013. Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 7 PM. Tickets are $25. Student, Senior Citizen and Veteran discounts are available. Previews are April 16 and 17 at 8 p.m. (Preview tickets $10.) Parking is available at the Mobil gas station across from the theater for a fee determined by Mobil Gas. Tickets are available on Ticketweb. For more information on the company and to purchase tickets visit maryarrchie.com.
This Chicago premiere of The Brig marks director Jennifer Markowitz's celebrated return to Chicago from England, where her credits included: Our Town: Act III (Thornton Wilder), Spring Awakening (Frank Wedikind), Crave (Sarah Kane), A Dream Play (August Strindberg), Far Away (Caryl Churchill) and STRAY, a roaming trilogy of short plays: Victoria Station (Harold Pinter), The Wayfarer (Valerii Bryusov), and Fewer Emergencies (Martin Crimp). Markowitz is best known in Chicago as the original director of Will Kern's Hellcab which had a nine-year run at Famous Door Theatre. She helmed award-winning productions of Hellcab in Edinburgh, Los Angeles, Dublin and Israel. She won accolades for her 1994 production of Never Come Morning with Prop THTR, including a Joseph Jefferson Citation for best director.
Cast: Chris Brickhouse, Jacob Alexander, Mark Madison, Adam Soule, Alex Seeley, Joel Reitsma, Mike Newquist, Connor McNamara, Ryan McDaniel, Nick Mikula, Eric Lindhal, Alex Levin, G. Riley Mills, Aaron Norman
Production Team: Zoe Claster (assistant director), Anna Rose Ii-Epstein (production assistant), Tyler Garlock (lighting design), Jimmy Jagos (set design), Jo Borja Mills (graphic design), Mary Patchell (stage management), Arianna Soloway (prop design), Stefin Steberl (costume design), Scott Cummins (fight choreography)
The show runs April 18th, 2013 until May 26, 2013, performances Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 7PM at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan.
Created by: G. Riley Mills, Adam Soule, Mary Patchell
Director/Camera/Editing: Mary Patchell
Production/Stage Manager: G. Riley Mills
Production Assistant: Adam Soule