Award-Winning Drama The Glory of Living
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The last date listed for The Glory of Living was Saturday February 18, 2006 / 8:00pm.
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Hellcab circles back to its beginnings as Paul Dillon, the original Cabbie from the 1992 world premiere, returns with a cast of 34 to star in this holiday comedy-drama at Profiles Theatre. In 1997, Dillon played the same role in the feature film version of Hellcab, leading a cast that included Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Gillian Anderson and John C. Reilly. Playwright Will Kern's landmark work follows a cab driver on the longest night of his life as he transports a bizarre and mysterious collection of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago. A former cab driver himself, Kern draws from personal experience to create this alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant journey. Profiles artistic director Darrell W. Cox returns to direct. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
- 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
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.