Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge's Stunning American Classic
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The last date listed for Come Back, Little Sheba was Sunday October 1, 2006 / 3:00pm.
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In a house on fraternity row, DVDs are used as coasters, Playboys are stacked high and the sofa is… More
Shattered Globe Theatre opens its 16th season with an Equity production of William Inge’s 1950 drama “Come Back, Little Sheba.” Twenty years after an unintended pregnancy forced the Delaneys to abandon their individual ambitions and enter into a loveless marriage, Doc, a recovering alcoholic, and Lola, his affection-starved wife, have settled into a numb existence that enables them to coexist from one day to the next. But when a vibrant young college student rents a room from the couple, their home is suddenly inhabited by the ghosts of their own failings – Doc’s professional disappointments, Lola’s challenges as a wife, and the shared problems of their marriage. David Cromer (“Orson’s Shadow,” “The Cider House Rules”) directs.
About the Ticket Supplier: Shattered Globe Theatre
Dedicated to the philosophy of ensemble, it is the mission of Shattered Globe Theatre to dissect, challenge, and revel in the American experiment; inspire social discourse by raising questions rather than espousing philosophy; stimulate artistic growth for and broaden the perspectives of both artist and audience; and push the boundaries of excellence in ensemble theatre. To this end, Shattered Globe Theatre brings its audiences fresh renditions of classic works and premiereproductions that celebrate new voices and innovative viewpoints.
Founded in 1991, Shattered Globe Theatre was born when a small group of Chicago theatre artists joined forces to stage a single production—Adam Langer’s Backstage Pass. Inspired by the positive reception of the show and the powerful dynamic experienced in their collaboration, the actors formed Shattered Globe and took up residence in a tiny storefront at 2856 N. Halsted Street. Since that time, Shattered Globe has produced nearly 50 plays, garnering 35 Joseph Jefferson wins and the acclaim of critics and audiences alike for such productions as Judgment at Nuremberg, Coyote on a Fence, High Life, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, The Manchurian Candidate and, most recently, The House of Blue Leaves and Dealer’s Choice. SGT presents an eclectic mix of shows that speak to our times and inspire social discourse, including world premieres by some of Chicago’s most promising playwrights, Chicago premieres of works by national and international writers, and new takes on some of America’s best-loved classics. The company remained in its original storefront until 1999 and is now a resident company of The Greenhouse Theater Center.