Lookingglass Theatre Sets 2014-15 Season: DEATH TAX, TITLE AND DEED & More

Lookingglass Theatre Sets 2014-15 Season: DEATH TAX, TITLE AND DEED & More

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces its 2014-2015 Season, opening with Lucas Hnath's Death Tax directed by Artistic Director of New Work Heidi Stillman; the return of Lookingglass' hallmark Lookingglass Alice, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin in association with The Actors Gymnasium; Will Eno's Title and Deed directed by Lookingglass Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg Marti Lyons; and the World Premiere Lookingglass original adaptation of Herman Melville's Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin in association with The Actors Gymnasium.

Lookingglass also announces the addition of Lindsey Noel Whiting, Kareem Bandealy and Scott Silberstein to the Company's Artistic Associates. Lindsey Noel Whiting will again star in the return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel, beginning July 2014, and her previous Lookingglass credits include The Great Fire, Icarus, and Lookingglass Alice. Kareem Bandealy was most recently seen at Lookingglass in David Catlin's The Little Prince; the world premiere of Keith Huff's Big Lake, Big City, directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer; Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo; and Peter Pan. Longtime Production Affiliate Scott Silberstein of HMS Media has been filming archival and production video for Lookingglass since its 2003 production of Race. He was also the video designer for Lookingglass' acclaimed stage adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, for which he was nominated for a Jeff Award.

"Lookingglass' 2014-2015 Season will offer that rare combination of epic adventure and intimate intensity that is our signature and that our audiences have come to love," comments Artistic Director Andrew White. "With David Catlin's world-premiere adaptation of Moby Dick, we continue Lookingglass' long history of bringing the world's great literature to bold, visceral life with the kind of physical ensemble-theater punch that has become a trademark of both Catlin and Lookingglass. Death Tax and Title and Deed feature two of America's most incisive and insightful playwrights-on-the-rise: Lucas Hnath's Death Tax is a taut and wickedly sharp ensemble piece about the intersection of America's two inevitables, death and taxes; and with Will Eno's gorgeous and lyrical Title & Deed we have the good fortune to bring together the award-winning playwright's electric, fireworks show of language and Chicago's own Michael Patrick Thornton in a one-man tour de force. And after an almost five year absence, Lewis Carroll's Alice will once again journey through the Lookingglass into a world of peril, discovery and wonder in one of the Company's signature pieces, Lookingglass Alice."

The Lookingglass 27th season is:

The Chicago Premiere of
Death Tax
Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman
Featuring Ensemble members J. Nicole Brooks and Raymond Fox, Artistic Associate Louise Lamson and Tony Award-winning Deanna Dunagan
Begins September 2, 2014
Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014

How much would you pay to stay alive? As her health deteriorates, Maxine is convinced her daughter is paying Nurse Tina to "nudge" her into the grave before the new estate tax become law. So Maxine proposes a deal of her own, and the wild ride begins, delivering us, as the title suggests, straight to the intersection of America's two inevitables. Darkly comedic, treacherously suspenseful, engaging and provocative.

Lookingglass Alice
Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin
From the works of Lewis Carroll
Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium
Begins November 12, 2014
Press Opening is Saturday, November 22, 2014

Imagination soars and laughter and awe abound when this signature production returns with all its gravity-defying spectacle and breathtaking theatricality. Lookingglass Alice is a marvel for all ages, transporting audiences down the rabbit hole to a circus-infused playground for an exhilarating wonderland adventure inspired by Lewis Carroll's beloved stories.

The Midwest Premiere of
Title and Deed
Written by Will Eno
Directed by Lookingglass Literary Manager and Company Dramaturg Marti Lyons
Featuring Michael Patrick Thornton
Begins March 18, 2015
Press Opening is Saturday, March 28, 2015

A spirited traveler lives, laughs and poses soul-baring questions in this compelling new travelogue by "one of the most vital, distinctive voices in the American theater" (The New York Times). One man's journey reminds us of our own in this gorgeous, lyrical celebration of life, language, endless (if empty) hope, and our perennial search for home.

The World Premiere of
Moby Dick
Adapted and Directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin
From the book by Herman Melville
Produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium
Begins June 10, 2015
Press Opening is Saturday, June 20, 2015

Madness rages like the angry sea when man pits himself against leviathan in Melville's epic and poetic tale furiously reimagined on the Lookinglass stage by director David Catlin (Lookingglass Alice). Set sail with Captain Ahab and the crew of the Pequod in this harrowing and intoxicating exploration of fate vs. free will.

Subscriptions are on sale for the 2014-2015 Season. Performances will be held at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.

Current subscribers who renew before April 15 may do so for the reduced rate of $134-$210. Subscriptions for the 2014-2015 Season are $139-$222 for four plays.

Subscription benefits include access to the best seats in the house, pre-sale opportunities and savings before single tickets go on sale to the general public, special perks at more than a dozen exclusive restaurant partners, unlimited ticket exchanges, discounted parking at the nearby John Hancock Center and Olympia Centre Garage (161 E. Chicago Ave.), reduced tuition for Lookingglass' renowned classes and summer camps, and courtesy performance date reminders. For season subscription and ticket information, call the Lookingglass Theatre box office at (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.

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