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Shakespeare. You've heard of him. This play has all the vicious quips, bloody blades, cross-dressed ladies and compromised bedchambers you've come to expect from the man. But then things get nuts. It's a no-holds-barred epic, a dark fairy tale set off by a king's rash verdict and a princess who won't stand for her man's wrongful banishment. The acclaimed director of Lifeline Theatre's Hunger and Irish Theatre of Chicago's The White Road. recently seen onstage in our production of The Arsonists, makes his Strawdog directing debut.
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Irene Radford has family. Caretakers too. But as her struggle with Alzheimers puts those she depends upon beyond her memory's reach, new bonds form between those she's leaving behind. Making her Strawdog debut, Jeff Award nominee Erica Weiss, director of Route 66's acclaimed productions of A Twist of Water, The Downpour, and Cicada, as well as The Gift Theatre's Grapes of Wrath, reunites with playwright Jerre Dye (Cicada) to bring to life this heartfelt and poetic world premiere that delves into questions of memory, identity, and the inevitability of change.
How much of who we are is where we are? For twenty five seasons, Strawdog had a home of our own. Now we move forward as an an itinerant company. We're looking our new reality straight in the eye, and taking on a season of beautiful plays all about losing one's place.
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Can truth be bent, altered, or built from nothing? SEASON 27 explores what happens when we allow need, fear or desire to shape our beliefs.
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Music: "The Fish Men" - by Mikhail Fiksel mikhailfiksel.com/