BWW TV: First Look at John Judd in Highlights of Profiles Theatre's WRECKS
Profiles Theatre continues its 25th Anniversary Season with the Midwest premiere of Wrecks by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace and featuring acclaimed Chicago actor John Judd. The production runs October 3 - November 17, 2013 at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!
Edward Carr, an ordinary man, an adoring father of four and a successful business owner, sees his world shattered by the death of his beloved wife JoJo. Through his grief, he picks through his past, piecing together the story of his life, like the wrecks of the cars he so lovingly restores. In this fiercely passionate, unflinching and concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute explores the boundaries of love, and the extent of what society accepts as opposed to what the heart desires.
This marks Profiles Theatre's eleventh premiere by Neil LaBute, now a Resident Artist at Profiles. Previous productions include the World premiere of the revised stage version of In The Company of Men (Jeff Nomination for Best New Adaptation), the American premiere of In a Forest, Dark and Deep and acclaimed Midwest premieres of reasons to be pretty, The Mercy Seat, and Fat Pig.
Guest Director Jason Gerace, an Artistic Associate of American Theater Company, directed their production of It's a Wonderful Life: The Radio Play since 2009, and also Associate Directed the World Premiere of The Big Meal. Guest Artist John Judd marks his Profiles Theatre debut follwing recent appearances in Measure for Measure and The Iceman Cometh at the Goodman as well as Three Sisters and Clybourne Park at Steppenwolf.
The designers for Wrecks are Eric Broadwater (set), Mike Durst (lights), Jeffrey Levin (sound and original music), and Raquel Adorno (costumes), with Jessica Winn serving as stage manager.
Tickets for Wrecks are $35 for Thursdays, $40 for Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available by phone, (773) 549-1815, or online, www.profilestheatre.org. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 5:00 and 8:00 pm, Sundays at 7:00 p.m.
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