Focal Point Theatre Presents 2nd AGAINST TYPE PROJECT, 10/1-3

August 30
8:00 PM 2012


Focal Point Theatre Company (FPTC) presents its second incarnation of the popular Against Type Project. In this exciting event, the audience will experience a collection of traditional theatre scenes turned on their heads with non-traditional casting, proving that a great performer can play any role. With a wealth of Chicago's most talented directors and performers, this promises to be an evening not-to-be-missed.

This year's production includes:

- A reverse-gender take on Shakespeare's Henry V directed by Holly Robinson (Strangeloop Theatre).

- Robert Tobin (Aston Rep Artistic Director) helms a scene from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, which will upend the context of physical type.

- Paula Vogal's dark and complex How I Learned to Drive to be directed by Julie Pearson and featuring a cast of established Chicago improv actors.

- FPTC Company Member Morgan Manasa exploring age reversal with a scene from Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolfby Edward Albee.

- Another flip in gender expectations with FPTC Company Member Hayley L. Rice's all-male selection from The Womenby Clare Boothe Luce.

This benefit production will run for three nights only, so tickets are limited. FPTC urges the public to make their reservations now at All proceeds from this limited engagement goes towards producing Focal Point's next full length show, You Make Me, a devised piece inspired by the Christopher Wool painting of the same name.

Against Type Project runs October 1, 2 & 3 at 8:00 PM at Signal Ensemble Theatre – 1802 W. Berenice Ave, Chicago, Ill. Tickets: $10; Reservations recommended.

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