Irish Romantic Comedy The Night Season at Theatre Building Chicago
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The last date listed for The Night Season was Saturday October 17, 2009 / 7:30pm.
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Award-winning Chicago stage veteran Roslyn Alexander fills the fascinating shoes of fearless activist Emma Goldman in this new solo drama that explores the passions behind the controversial figure's political agitation and the price she was willing to pay for it. A charismatic speaker and organizer, Goldman threatened the turn-of-the-century status quo with her liberal views on social issues and women's rights, but became infamous as an anarchist who advocated free love and who was jailed several times for demonstrating contraceptives, inciting to riot and opposing the draft. Dennis Zacek directs for the ShPIeL Theatre. Learn More
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Featured review from Jack Farry
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Very good performances all around, but the play was almost three hours long which could have been "tighter".
Very creative use of limited size stage with actors from one scene changing the setting when "their" scene was finished.(There was no curtain)
Use of poetry, music and dance worked well.
Caution: Strong language and some situations would not be what your mother (or my father) would appreciate if you told him it was an "Irish Play".
Vitalist Theatre in association with Premiere Theatre & Performance presents
The Chicago Premiere of
The Night Season
by Rebecca Lenkiewicz
Directed by Elizabeth Carlin-Metz
On a rooftop in Sligo, three heartsick sisters yearn for love. Below, their broken Da—the man who would be Lear—chases his visions and his demons, while their dotty Granny curses and dances. When a film star from the States arrives to play the poet Yeats, the world beneath their Irish moon turns upside-down. A funny and ferocious praisesong to the search for love.
Rebecca Lenkiewicz is a playwright, poet, and actress. Her first play Soho: A Tale of Table Dancers won a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival, while her second play The Night Season won the 2004 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright and was premiered on the Cottesloe stage at the National Theatre. Lenkiewicz’s other plays include Shoreditch Madonna, Blue Moon Over Poplar, a new adaptation of Stravinski’s The Soldier’s Tale, and Her Naked Skin, which premiered in 2008 on the Olivier stage at the National Theatre, making her the first living female playwright to have an original play produced on the Olivier stage.