Kathy Scambiatterra, Frank Nall & More to Star in LES PARENTS TERRIBLES at Artistic Home
Cupid's arrows fly anywhere but straight in French playwright Jean Cocteau's Les Parents Terribles. A raucous romp of love and lust that hits right in the heart of the family, Les Parents Terribles opens March 2, 2014, at The Artistic Home.
Les Parents Terribles shines the light on one family's tangled and twisted love lives. Michael loves Madeleine, but he also shares a twisted passion with Yvonne, who just happens to be his mother. Michael's father George has already loved Madeleine but doesn't want Michael to find out. It's left to straight-laced Aunt Leo, who has spent decades pining for George, to put the whole mess to bed and reunite the young lovers. Sexy and sinful, Les Parents Terribles presents a new twist on loving one's family.
Fueled by a devilishly divine cast, Les Parents Terrible will star Artistic Home artistic director Kathy Scambiatterra as Yvonne, ensemble member Frank Nall as George and ensemble member Miranda Zola as Leonie. They are joined by guest artists Julian Hester as Michael and Allie Long as Madeleine. Les Parents Terribles will be directed by associate artistic director John Mossman.
Scenic design will be by Corinne Bass, costumes will be designed by Hanna Wisner, light design will be by Garvin Jellison, sound design is by Adam Smith. The production will be stage managed by Roxie Kooi and assistant directed by ensemble member Skye Shrum.
Les Parents Terribles opens March 2 at 7 p.m. and runs through April 13, 2014, at 1376 W. Grand. Performances are Thursdays at 7:30p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Previews are February 26-March 1 at 8p.m. OPENING NIGHT IS THE ONLY SUNDAY SHOW AT 7P.M.
Seats can be reserved online at www.theartistichome.org or by calling 866-811-4111. You also can call The Artistic Home at 312-243-3963. Tickets will be available for a suggested donation of $32 on Fridays and Saturdays and $28 on Thursdays and Sundays.
All performances will take place at The Artistic Home 45-seat, which is located at 1376 W. Grand. Free street parking is available and valet parking is available next door at Bella Notte
The Artistic Home is an Equity theatre company noted for their innovative and intimate presentations of rarely-produced classics as well developing new works. Audiences may know The Artistic Home best from the recent critically-acclaimed, Jeff Recommended world-premieres of The Goddess and Beaten along with The Night of the Iguana and the Jeff-recommended productions of A Touch of the Poet or the 2011 Jeff Award-nominated Sweet Bird of Youth. Other Artistic Home productions include the Jeff-Award-winning production of Juno and the Paycock, which also received three After Dark Awards, the Jeff-Nominated The Tallest Man, Landscape of the Body, Natural Affection, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, After the Fall and Peer Gynt (which also received an After Dark award for Direction).
For more than 13 years, The Artistic Home has consistently produced compelling theatre in Chicago. First formed in 1998 with the belief that the actor is at the heart of great theater, the company strives to give birth to unforgettable moments; to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact; to readdress the classics and explore new works with passion.