BoHo Theatre to Kick Off 10th Season with Ira Levin's VERONICA'S ROOM, 9/27-10/27
BoHo Theatre kicks off its milestone 10th season with Ira Levin's horror thrillerVeronica's Room at the Heartland Studio in Rogers Park. Running September 27th through October 27th, the play is a rarely-produced work from the acclaimed author of the novels Rosemary's Baby, The Stepford Wives, and A Kiss Before Dying, as well as Deathtrap, which holds the record for Broadway's longest running mystery play. Veronica's Room represents the Bohemian Pillar of Freedom in BoHo's 2013/2014 Season.
This intimate thriller explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, and the lengths one is willing to go to find absolution. Students Susan and Larry find themselves enticed to an old New England mansion by its elderly caretakers in order to meet Cissie, the sole surviving member of the mansion's family. They insist that Susan bears a striking resemblance to Cissie's long-dead sister, Veronica. If Susan will agree to briefly impersonate Veronica, they believe it will comfort the dementia-afflicted Cissie and allow her to die in peace. But what begins as a simple errand of mercy quickly spirals into a nightmare cycle of guilt, sacrifice, and murder. For in this place, nothing is truly as it appears.
BoHo Theatre is renowned for its soaring musical productions such as Floyd Collins, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and The Glorious Ones, as well as garnering acclaim for engaging non-musicals like Hauptmann, Pygmalion, and I Am My Own Wife. It is with the same level of technical detail and focus on the complexity of human relationships that the company turns its attention to the horror thriller genre with Veronica's Room.
What actually happened to Veronica and her family? Are any of the characters truly who they claim to be? And what year is it really? By returning to its 30-seat home at the Heartland Studio in Rogers Park for this taut puzzler, BoHo invites audiences to take an up-close look Ira Levin's edge-of-your-seat mystery. As the Halloween season descends on Chicago, BoHo's Veronica's Room is a tightly-packed thrill ride that will leave you guessing until the end.
Tickets are available now online at www.BoHoTheatre.com or (866) 811-4111.
Tickets: $20, discounts available for seniors and students.