Lynn Nottage 2014 season

 

 

 

 

 

Directed by Ensemble Member Steve Scott
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago IL
July 17 – August 24, 2014
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm
 

The award winning and critically acclaimed play Ruined will open the 2014 Lynn Nottage season. In war-torn Congo, Mama Nadi keeps the peace between customers on both sides of the civil war by serving everything from cold beers to warm beds. This shrewd matriarch both protects and profits from the women whose bodies have become battlegrounds “ruined” by the brutality of government soldiers and rebel forces alike. Inspired by interviews conducted in Africa, Ruined won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize Award for Drama. Actor, Director and Former Congo Square Theatre Associate Artistic Director Aaron Todd Douglas makes his Eclipse Theatre Directorial Debut.

 
 
 

 

Directed by Ensemble Member Steve Scott
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago IL
July 17 – August 24, 2014
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

 

Esther lives in a boarding house for women in 1905 New York City, sewing intimate apparel for clients who range from wealthy white patrons to prostitutes. With her skills and discretion in great demand, she uses her gifted hands and her sewing machine to refashion her dreams and make them anew from the whole cloth of her life’s experiences. Ensemble Member and Goodman Theatre Associate Artist Steve Scott directs.

 

 

 

Directed by Andrea J. Dymond
The Athenaeum Theatre
2936 N. Southport Ave. Chicago IL

November 6 – December 14, 2014
Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm; Sunday at 2:00 pm

 

The 2014 Lynn Nottage season concludes with her rarely seen play Mud, River, Stone. An African-American couple vacationing in Africa takes a turn off the main highway, finding themselves stranded during the rainy season in the remnants of a grand hotel. As the rains continue, their comic and romantic adventure takes on absurd dimensions when the hotel guests are taken hostage by the angry bellhop. His demands are simple: He wants grain for his village and a wool blanket for his mother. Relationships are tested by the volatile politics of Africa, as we learn what the hungry human spirit will do for food and a warm blanket. Acclaimed director Andrea J. Dymond makes her Eclipse Theatre directorial debut with this thrilling conclusion to our Lynn Nottage season.

 

 

 

The Playwright Scholars Series

As a subscriber, you’ll also get to learn more about the life and work of Lynn Nottage with free readings and events throughout the season. Details regarding our Playwrig
ht scholar series events will be announced soon!

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