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A RED ORCHID THEATRE CONTINUES
A RED ORCHID THEATRE CONTINUES
2017-2018 SEASON WITH
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
an adaption of Ibsen's An Enemy of the People
by ensemble member Brett Neveu
Directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon
Featuring Ensemble Members Dado, KIRSTEN FITZGERALD, Larry Grimm,
Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West
Lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst
January 5 - February 25, 2018
We're beyond excited for AROT's latest, the World Premiere of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People. We've long enjoyed Ibsen's insightful and timeless works, as well as the prolific, often macabre stylings of Chicago's own contemporary playwright, Brett Neveu. With Michael Shannon on board as director and a powerhouse cast, this is sure to be one to see. ChiIL Live Shows will be catching one of the press openings on January 13th, so check back soon for our full review.
A Red Orchid Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Season with the World Premiere of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu and directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon. The production features Ensemble Members Dado, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Larry Grimm, Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West, with Jacob Alexander, Mary Jo Bolduc, Missi Davis, Kristin Ellis, Nation Henrickson, Frank Nall and Steve Walker, featuring lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst. Traitor runs January 5 - February 25, 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press are invited to attend one of two final previews on Saturday January 13 at 3pm or 8pm.
In this world premiere adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, a small, North Chicago suburb finds the town's restart button with an investment in a newly opened charter school. After issues with the school grounds are discovered by its head of sciences, Dr. Stock, a quest to inform and correct is met with support. But suspicion and rancor mount as truths bubble to the surface. A play that mirrors our vital, absurd and often hilarious political times.
The creative team includes John Musial (scenic design), Christine Pascual (costume design), Ensemble Member Mike Durst (lighting design), Brando Triantafilou (sound design) and Christa Van Baale (stage manager). The assistant director is Kyle Stoffers.
Previews: January 5 - 13, 2018
Press Performances: Friday, January 12 at 8pm; Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3pm and 8pm
Red Night: Friday, January 19, 2018 at 8pm
Regular Run: January 20 – February 25, 2018
Thursdays: 8:00 p.m.
Fridays: 8:00 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Sundays: 3:00 p.m.
Location: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Ave.
Tickets: $15-$25 previews, $30-$35 regular run. ($30 Thurs, $35 Fri, Sat, Sun)
Box Office: Located at 1531 N. Wells Ave, Chicago, (312) 943-8722; or online www.aredorchidtheatre.org
With our 25th season of ambitious and powerful storytelling, we are thrilled to announce the launch of A Red Orchid Theatre’s Red League. At $1k or more, The Red League represents a donor community of our most committed and impactful cultural investors. Every profound and shocking moment on our stage is made possible through their critical annual contributions. Their philanthropic leadership fosters the development of raw and relevant work, creates a platform for our talented ensemble to reach new audiences, and ensures that A Red Orchid Theatre remains a source for honest, compassionate, and aesthetically rigorous theatre.
About A Red Orchid at 25
A Red Orchid Theatre has served as an artistic focal point in the heart of the Old Town community of Chicago since 1993 and was honored last year with a 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Over the past 24 years, its Resident Ensemble has welcomed into its fold an impressive array of award-winning actors, playwrights and theatre artists with the firm belief that live theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit. A Red Orchid is well known and highly acclaimed for its fearless approach to performance and design in the service of unflinchingly intimate stories. In addition to its professional season, the company is also committed to an OrKids (youth) project and hosts The Incubator (providing artists with space and time to explore new work, new forms and new artistic collaborations).
A Red Orchid Theatre is: Lance Baker, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Dado, Mike Durst, Jennifer Engstrom, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Joseph Fosco, Steve Haggard, Mierka Girten, Larry Grimm, Karen Kawa, Karen Kessler, Danny McCarthy, Shade Murray, Brett Neveu, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers and Natalie West.