Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATH

The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, adapted by Conor McPherson, will be directed by Henry Wishcamper at Writers Theatre, April 1 through July 20, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

August Strindberg''s masterpiece tells the deliciously venomous story of a crumbling marriage-laced with black comedy and biting humor. As their 25th anniversary approaches, military captain, Edgar, and his wife, Alice, face off in a fierce battle of wills. Their sparring proves both harrowing and hilarious, amplified by the voice of celebrated playwright Conor McPherson (Port Authority, The Seafarer, Shining City, Dublin Carol). His adaptation brings lyricism and ferocity to the story of the tyrannical captain and his manipulative wife, and the "innocent" Kurt who stumbles into their midst and quickly finds himself ensnared in the couple''s wicked game.

The cast features Shannon Cochran (Alice), Philip Earl Johnson (Kurt) and Larry Yando (Edgar).

The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (Scenic Designer), Rachel Laritz (Costume Designer), Keith Parham (Lighting Designer), Josh Schmidt (Sound Designer), Julie Eberhardt (Props Designer) and David Wooley (Fight Choreographer).

Dates: First performance: April 1, 2014. Press openings: April 9 and 10, 2014 at 7:30pm. Closing performance: July 20, 2014. Schedule: Tuesdays: 7:30pm; Wednesdays: 7:30pm (with select 2:00pm matinees); Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00pm; Saturdays: 4:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sundays: 2:00pm and 6:00pm at the Writers Theatre, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. Prices for all performances range from $35 - $70. Purchase early for best prices. Box Office: The Box Office is located at 321 Park Avenue, Glencoe; 847-242-6000; www.writerstheatre.org.

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

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Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATH
Philip Earl Johnson (Kurt), Larry Yando (Edgar), and Shannon Cochran (Alice)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATH
Shannon Cochran (Alice) and Philip Earl Johnson (Kurt)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATH
Shannon Cochran (Alice) and Larry Yando (Edgar)

Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATH
Philip Earl Johnson (Kurt) and Larry Yando (Edgar)

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