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Profiles Theatre
The Alley Stage & The Main Stage theater complex 4139 - 4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
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Recommended! “Profiles Theatre is now staging a fascinating, no-holds-barred production of Rebecca Gilman’s insightful play, The Glory of Living, directed with an ideal mix of creepiness and pathos!” —Chicago Sun-Times
Critic’s Pick! “Profiles’ The Glory of Living is savvy, sure-footed and laudably intense! Extraordinary newcomer Kelly O’Sullivan and the other young women in the show offer gutsy, courageous performances!” —Chicago Tribune
“In this potent production…Kelly O’Sullivan has a stunning professional debut and Darrell W. Cox solidifies his position as one of the area’s best actors. The talented supporting ensemble offer excellent and persuasive performances!” —Copley News

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Profiles Theatre inaugurates its 2005/2006 Season with Rebecca Gilman’s award-winning drama, The Glory of Living.

The Glory of Living

traces the journey of a teenage girl who runs away with an ex-convict only to be drawn into a world of lost innocence and murder. Set in the rural deep South,The Glory of Living is the story of Lisa, a fifteen-year-old girl who escapes her life with her prostitute mother by running off with Clint, a former car thief recently released from prison. They fall in love and marry, but as they drift from one motel to the next, Lisa finds herself caught up in a life of crime and brutality.

The Glory of Living

was Ms. Gilman’s first produced play, which premiered at Circle Theatre in Chicago. It was subsequently produced at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 1999, and received its New York premiere at the Manhattan Class Company in 2001, directed by Philip Seymour Hoffman and starring Anna Paquin. The Glory of Living won The American Theatre Critics Association Osborn Award, the London Evening Standard Award for “Best New Play”, a Joseph Jefferson Citation for “Best New Work”, an After Dark Award for “Outstanding New Work”, and was a Pulitzer Prize Nominee in 2001.