Spoon River Anthology: Moving Portrait of Small-Town America
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The last date listed for Spoon River Anthology was Sunday June 16, 2013 / 3:00pm.
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Packed with disasters, demons, giants and scenes of unforgettable awe and terror, the Book of Genesis has inspired centuries of artists, from the likes of John Milton (1667's Paradise Lost) to Darren Aronofsky (2014's Noah). Now Timothy Gregory, founding director of Provision Theater, has created Jacob, a new work based on that ancient text. A retelling of the story of Jacob, the Hebrew patriarch who wrestled with God, this play focuses on the Isaacson twins, brothers consumed by a deadly secret and a murderous rivalry. Everything comes to a head when one brother's dark world of fear, manipulation and deception collides with a supernatural force of truth and redemption. Gregory and Lia Mortensen co-direct this world premiere at Provision Theater. Learn More
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Before the show began, I thought I was going to see the Samuel French version of the show. But I didn't remember there being a violinist/fiddler in the production I saw in the 1960s. There probably wasn't. This is a new show put together in such a way that the poems may overlap to enhance the individual stories. Well Done! I liked the show so much on the opening preview that I bought a ticket to the May 5 show for a friend! She loved it too.
Featuring Provision Theater Company Members Lia Mortensen and Colin Wasmund along with an all-star Chicago cast which includes Torrey Hanson, Joan Kohn, Sean Cooper, Victoria Blade, Alex Weisman, John Kelly Connolly, Daria Harper and Jack McCabe. Original music by Provision Company Members Alaric Jans and Michael Mahler along with Gary Fry.
The show is recommended for audiences ages 12 and older.