THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, VIEUX CARRE and More Set for Raven Theatre's 2013-14 Season
Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian and Co-Artistic Director JoAnn Montemurro announce Raven Theatre's 2013/2014 season which includes The Trip to Bountiful by Horton Foote, Vieux Carre by Tennessee Williams, Good Boys and True by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and The Playboy of the Western World by John M. Synge.
Co-Artistic Director Michael Menendian is excited to announce the 13-14 season, with projects that challenge the heart as well as the mind. Mr. Menendian states, "Longing for another life is a common urge in many of us, often driven by the desperate realization that our current lot in life is woefully missing the key ingredient for ultimate happiness. With soaring poetry and realistic bluntness, each of these four shows reveals the aches and desires of those who wish for a better world."
Performances take place at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark. Tickets are $22 during previews, $45 on opening nights, $36 all regular performances ($5 off the regular ticket price for seniors). Students, Teachers, Veterans and Groups of 10 or more: $15 (subject to availability).
Subscription packages are: Preview package for $56. Flexible package for $88 (valid anytime). Additional benefits of subscribing include free ticket exchanges, priority seating, free concessions, special friends discounts and an exclusive invitation to a closed rehearsal of each production.
Free parking is provided in a lot adjacent to the theatre; additional street parking is available
Raven Theatre is handicapped accessible. Tickets/information: www.raventheatre.com or 773-338-2177.
Raven Theatre's 2013/2014 Season:
The Trip to Bountiful
Written by Horton Foote
Directed by JoAnn Montemurro
All performances in Raven's East Theatre
Previews: September 17 through September 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 22 at 3:00 p.m.
Opening Night: Monday, September 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances continue Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
"Out at Raven" performance: Friday, September 27, 2013
Performances continue through November 17, 2013
Pulled from her beloved home in tiny Bountiful, Texas, an elderly woman is forced to live with her hen-pecked son and resentful daughter-in-law in a cramped apartment in Houston. With every breath she longs to return and with every attempted escape, she is foiled. Will she ever make it back to Bountiful? This heartfelt drama is presented 60 years after the original Broadway production.
Horton Foote was a Pulitzer Prize, Writers Guild of America Screen Award, and double Academy Award winning playwright and author, best known for his screenplays for To Kill a Mockingbird and Tender Mercies. His work often told stories of ordinary people handling the harsh realities of life and the strength of the human spirit.
Director JoAnn Montemurro is a co-founding member and Co-Artistic Director of Raven Theatre where she has directed productions of Bus Stop, The Long Goodbye, Lord Byron's Love Letter and Grace & Glorie. She has also appeared as an actress in many roles. Along with co-artistic director Michael Menendian, JoAnn received a special Jeff Award for outstanding contribution to Chicago theatre in 2008.
The Playboy of the Western World
Written by John M. Synge
Directed by Michael Menendian
All performances in Raven's East Theatre
Previews: February 4 through February 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, February 9 at 3:00 p.m.
Opening Night: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances continue Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.
"Out at Raven" performance: Friday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Performances continue through April 5, 2014
What happens when a handsome young stranger swaggers into a small pub in rural Ireland, telling grand tales and boasting of dark deeds? The townsmen praise his bravado and the ladies vie to win his affection! But what is his real story? This real life riot-inducing play survived a mob rush of the stage in its original production and later found itself called a comedic masterpiece with fans including Sartre, de Beauvoir and Artaud.