Anna, in the Darkness: Dramatic Thriller Plumbs the Depths of Horror
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An ancient tale inaugurates the Dream Theatre Company's new space as Medea, a main stage production from Jeremy Menekseoglu, opens at the Company's Lincoln Square location. Menekseoglu, whom the Chicago Reader called one of the city's "most ambitious, prolific, original, and gifted playwrights," has boldy re-imagined the classic Greek tragedy, focusing on the psychological damage to Medea's children and the deteriorating state of her marriage to the hero Jason. Once potent enough to slay a Titan, Medea's magic may not be enough to save her marriage -- and it comes at a terrible, bloody price. Rachel Martindale plays the title role in this visceral production at the Dream Laboratory. Learn More
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Wow, didn't know what to expect with this one. Took the family for a little Halloween outing, (fiancé, 17 & 18yr old). A one woman show how exciting could that be? Oh was I wrong. The entire set up from the moment you entered this little gem of a theater from the time you were led down in the basement was PERFECT, the fact that we were in a dark cold basement only brought us up close and personal to the psychological terror Anna was experiencing. I was on the edge of my see the entire time. I felt as if I was in the basement with her, well I was in the basement with her witnessing the terror at the same time, the smell of basement, the sounds, the sights you did or didn't see added to the fear of the unknown. Didn't expect the ending at all. All I can say is don't miss out on this one.
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We have seen this play twice, once at the old location near Chinatown, in the basement. Great setting...excellent performance by Megan Merrill. The 2nd time we saw it was at the new Laboratory location in Lincoln Square. Also a great set....continued
Quotes & Highlights
“As Anna, a timid special-education teacher … hunted by her fellow townspeople for something she may or may not have done, Megan Merrill gives a quietly powerful tour de force …” — New City Stage
“In Megan Merrill’s flawless performance, Anna’s shifts between sympathetic vulnerability and deep-seeded rage throw both her innocence and her sanity into question …” - Chicago Reader
“A chilling experience – you feel like you’re stuck in that dang living room with her, exposed and susceptible to the lurking danger outside.” - Chicago Tribune
This show contains strong language and a lot of darkness. It may not be suitable for children.