Thursday, June 23, 2011

The New Season

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And in case you missed it, here is A Red Orchid's 2011-2012 Season:

Fall 2011
BECKY SHAW By Gina Gionfriddo
A Chicago Premiere Directed by Damon Kiely
Featuring Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom and Mierka Girten
September 22 – November 6, 2011

Sharp wit and shifting moral ground play out with the taut suspense of a psychological thriller. This Pulitzer-prize finalist and comedy of bad manners, tangled love and sex had its debut at the Humana Festival. When Suzanna decides to set her best friend Max up on a blind date with her husband's mysterious co-worker, Becky Shaw, she sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events forever transforming each of their lives.

* * * * -The Guardian
“as engrossing as it is ferociously funny” -New York Times
“a reality check for the idealistic… like the best kind of theatre, it makes us ask questions.” -Londonist

Winter 2012
MEGACOSM A World Premiere by Brett Neveu
Directed by Dado
Featuring Ensemble Members Larry Grimm and Danny McCarthy
And at least one member of the A Red Orchid Youth Ensemble
January 12 – February 19, 2012

With existential terror, Megacosm presents us with a world full of revolt and chaos both inside and out. An industrialist in the near future utilizes every means possible to get an inventor to sign over his revolutionary creation that will inevitably change the world. Corporate greed never met creative angst with such dramatic and hilarious results.

Spring 2012
Directed by Shade Murray
Featuring Ensemble Members Kirsten Fitzgerald and Natalie West
March 29-May 13, 2012

Skewed family values and the deep and dark secrets they create become a life force for Valerie, the infamous butcher of Baraboo, Wisconsin. Once her husband has gone missing everyone suspects she played a hand, especially her nosy sister-in-law who just happens to be the town sheriff. Enter the drug-pushing pharmacist daughter who just might hold the key to the ultimate unanswered questions.