Victory Gardens 3-Show Flex Pass: Disconnect, The Whale, Mojada
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The last date listed for Victory Gardens 3-Show Flex Pass was Good for Any Date Through August 11 (Reserve in Advance).
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! _
by Anupama Chandrasekhar
directed by Ann Filmer
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.
by Samuel D. Hunter
directed by Joanie Schultz
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.
_By Luis Alfaro
Directed by Chay Yew
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.