How much of who we are is where we are? For twenty five seasons, Strawdog had a home of our own. Now we move forward as an an itinerant company. We're looking our new reality straight in the eye, and taking on a season of beautiful plays all about losing one's place.
We hate to leave our familiar digs, but we're also thrilled to stage this exciting season at the new Factory Theatre in Rogers Park, 1623 W. Howard St. on the Chicago-Evanston border in the historic Howard Theatre building.
A WORLD PREMIERE
DIRECTED BY ERICA WEISS
Irene Radford has family. Caretakers too. But as her struggle with Alzheimers puts those she depends upon beyond her memory's reach, new bonds form between those she's leaving behind. Making her Strawdog debut, Jeff Award nominee Erica Weiss, director of Route 66's acclaimed productions of A Twist of Water, The Downpour, and Cicada, as well as The Gift Theatre's Grapes of Wrath, reunites with playwright Jerre Dye (Cicada) to bring to life this heartfelt and poetic world premiere that delves into questions of memory, identity, and the inevitability of change.
DIRECTED BY ROBERT KAUZLARIC
Shakespeare. You've heard of him. This play has all the vicious insults, bloody blades, cross-dressed ladies and compromised bedchambers you've come to expect from the man. But then things get nuts. It's a no-holds-barred epic, a dark fairy tale set off by a king's rash verdict and a princess who won't stand for her man's wrongful banishment. The acclaimed director of Lifeline Theatre's Hunger and Irish Theatre of Chicago's The White Road. recently seen onstage in our production of The Arsonists, makes his Strawdog directing debut.
DIRECTED BY ELLY GREEN
When the tiny, seaside home town of W.B. Yeats gets occupied by an English film crew making his biopic, one barely functional Irish family finds themselves propelled in all directions. The mother who ran away, the father who can barely leave the house, a big pile of pent-up desire, it all gets confronted in this melancholy comedy helmed by the director of Sideshow Theatre's No More Sad Things, Stage Left's Rabbit, Wildclaw's The Woman in Black, and Strawdog's Season 28 smash After Miss Julie.