This scrappy store front troupe gives a stripped down, gritty realism to the musical that works far better for the story line than the big budget Broadway versions. The set is a graffiti strewn hole in the wall where the pre show is a band. During the show, characters grab and chug beers from the audience and toss dime bags (of Smarties) to the lucky.
In this "Hair" for the new millennium, the teens experience love, loss, addiction, military deployment, and teen pregnancy. Although the kids begin the show desperate for freedom and jonesing to leave town for adventures, ultimately they all discover there's no place like home. The vocals are powerful stuff, and the cast connects with each other and the audience in a compelling way. We loved it and highly recommend it.
- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Succeeding where Broadway failed"
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"An impressive, immersive underground-style gig"
- Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago
Music by Green Day, Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong
Directed by Steven Wilson
Musical Direction by Andra Velis Simon
Choreography by Katie Spelman
It's your final chance to catch season opener, American Idiot (and pick up a Hypocrites tee & American Idiot drink ware!), but mark your calendars for
Congrats to Sean Graney and the cast of All Our Tragic for winning Best New Work and Best Ensemble respectively.
More info, cast bios and tickets at www.the-yard.org.
October 30 – November 8, 2015
By Sean Graney, Co-Directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe
November 17 – December 13, 2015
Co-adapted by Sean Graney, Andra Velis Simon, and Matt Kahler; Directed by Sean Graney
November 19, 2015 – January 10, 2016
By Jay Torrence, Directed by Halena Kays
January 22 – March 6, 2016
By Tennessee Williams, Re-imagined and Directed by Hans Fleischmann
March 8 – 20, 2016
Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney
March 18 – May 15, 2016
Directed by Geoff Button
May 20 – 29, 2016
Co-Adapted by Emily Casey and Sean Graney; Directed by Sean Graney
July 14 – August 21, 2016
Adapted and Directed by Sean Graney; Pirates co-adapted by Kevin O'Donnell
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October 16 – December 20, 2015
Co-adapted by Sean Graney and Kevin O'Donnell, Directed by Sean Graney