Shattered Globe Theatre
April 24 – June 7, 2014
Directed By Sandy Shinner
Sally Nemeth’s MILL FIRE takes audiences to Birmingham, Alabama, circa 1978. As the town struggles to mourn the loss of several factory workers in a terrible accident, widow Marlene refuses both the pressure to grieve as convention dictates and the blood money offered by the mill’s owners. With an ever-shifting temporal landscape that shapes the story through flashback and memory, a Greek chorus of fellow widows, and emotionally charged familial subplots, MILL FIRE examines the many definitions of sorrow and the complexities of moving on.
CARRIE –The Musical
Bailiwick Chicago Theatre
at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago
May 29-July 12 2014
Directed by Christopher Pazdernik
Carrie White is a misfit. At school, she’s an outcast who’s bullied by the popular crowd, and virtually invisible to everyone else. At home, she’s at the mercy of her loving but cruelly over-protective mother. But Carrie’s just discovered she’s got a special power, and if pushed too far, she’s not afraid to use it.
Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel of the same name, the show’s original authors have newly reworked and fully re-imagined the vision of this gripping tale. Set today in the small town of Chamberlain, Maine, CARRIE features a book by Lawrence D. Cohen (screenwriter of the classic film), music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore (Fame, Terms of Endearment), and lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford (Fame,Footloose).
The Mystery of Irma Vep
July 30 – August 17, 2014
Directed By Greg Vinkler
This uproarious comedy takes audiences on a hilarious journey from an austere English manor to the exotic pyramids of Egypt. A mix of Rebecca, Wuthering Heights, and The Mummy’s Curse with a sprinkling of madcap abandonment. Time Magazine and The New York Times both named The Mystery of Irma Vep one of the Best Plays of the year. Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning comedy.