Photo Flash: First Look - The Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC at The Den Theatre
The Hypocrites launches their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*, playing through October 5, 2014 at its new home, The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. ALL OUR TRAGIC marks the inaugural production at The Den''s new, fully adaptable, street level theatre where the The Hypocrites will be the resident company. Single tickets for ALL OUR TRAGIC are currently on sale, with a variety of flexible season subscription packages also available. Patrons wishing to support this historic undertaking are invited to participate in the "All Our Tragic Funding" campaign. For tickets, subscriptions and campaign information, please visit www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Sunday, August 10 at 11 am.
Audiences can choose to enjoy ALL OUR TRAGIC in a single twelve-hour experience on Saturdays and Sundays (including multiple intermissions, meal breaks with food provided and a cash bar available) or in four shorter installments over consecutive Friday or Monday nights.
The 23-member ensemble cast of ALL OUR TRAGIC includes: Breon Arzell, Erin Barlow, Will Bennett, Ryan Bourque*, Walter Briggs*, Geoff Button*, Kate Carson-Groner, Emily Casey, Tien Doman*, Lindsey Gavel*, Danny Goodman, Rashaad Hall, Christopher James, Maximilian Lapine, Danny Martinez, Luce Metrius, Erin Myers, Dana Omar, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Christine Stulik*, Zeke Sulkes*, John Taflan and Lauren Vogel.
From the most popular titles to the most rarely produced, experience the 32 surviving Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides in one breathtaking and unforgettable theatrical event. Blended with humor and set against a contemporary backdrop, ALL OUR TRAGIC builds on the success of The Hypocrites'' 2011 production of Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses, which received critical praise and earned multiple Jeff Awards including Best Production and Best Director.
ALL OUR TRAGIC is designed to create a contemporary Festival of Dionysus, the ancient gatherings for which these tragedies were originally crafted - to bring together a daily community to bond, eat food, drink wine and discuss complicated topics of society that we have been wrestling with since the creation of civilization.
The production team for ALL OUR TRAGIC includes: Tom Burch (scenic design), Alison Siple* (costume design), Jared Moore (lighting design), Kevin O''Donnell+ (sound design), Danielle Case (props design), Amanda Clayton and Patrick Fries (co-production managers) and Miranda Anderson and Justine Palmisano (co-stage managers).
Photos by Evan Hanover