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Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater
Formerly the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater 2433 North Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
773-871-3000
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http://www.victorygardens.org/onstage/2012-13-season.php

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You love seeing theatre, you love going out, but your schedule is so busy, you just can’t commit to a whole series. Flex Passes provide the ultimate in flexibility. Provide 24 hours’ notice, and they’ll have a seat waiting for you when you arrive. Buy as many Flex packages as you like and use them in any combination. See a variety of shows, attend a show multiple times, or bring guests to see a single production. The choice is yours! _

Disconnect_

by Anupama Chandrasekhar

directed by Ann Filmer

American Premiere

Now-Feb 24, 2013

Fortysomething Avinash is hopelessly out of step in a company that demands success, energy and youth. To bring his game up, he is transferred to work with the bright young graduates in Illinois—down on the fourth floor. In the windowless, nighttime offices of a call center in Chennai, India, is a bustling world of energetic Indian workers dreaming the American Dream and faking U.S. accents to target their American “marks” maxed out on credit cards. Anupama Chandrasekhar’s Disconnect is a powerful and witty drama about the consequences of consumer culture and the intricacies of our interconnected global economy.

The Whale

by Samuel D. Hunter

directed by Joanie Schultz

Chicago Premiere

Apr 5-May 5, 2013

Since the death of his boyfriend, morbidly obese 600 pound Charlie has confined himself to his small Idaho apartment and is eating himself to oblivion. With his health quickly failing, Charlie becomes desperate to reconnect with Ellie, his estranged and angry teenage daughter whom he has not seen in 17 years. He would give her anything: his love, his money….maybe even his life. Written by Obie Award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter, The Whale is a tough, humorous and emotionally powerful play about how we cope with loss, and how new definitions of family, friends and religion shape our lives.

_Mojada

_By Luis Alfaro

Directed by Chay Yew

World Premiere

Jul 12 – Aug 11, 2013

From the author of last season’s critically-acclaimed Oedipus El Rey, Mojada is a breathtaking reimagining of Euripides’ Medea transported to Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. Medea, a young, gifted curandera (healer) in exile, is running from a past filled with betrayals. With husband Jason and her son in tow, the illegal immigrant is caught in a struggle to adapt to the modern world. Alfaro’s stunning modern take on the Greek myth tackles American immigration, family, tradition, culture and the explosive moment when they all collide.