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American Blues to Present World Premiere of AMERICAN MYTH, 3/7-4/6


Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, have announced the third production in American Blues Theater's "Legends and Legacies," the world premiere of Christina Gorman's American Myth, directed by Steve Scott, March 7 - April 6, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Studio Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $19 for previews, $29 Thursdays and Fridays, $39 Saturdays and Sundays, and $49 for opening night. Previews are Friday, March 7 and Saturday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at 2:30 p.m. Press/opening night is Thursday, March 13 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3:30 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. There are post-show Town Hall discussions following Sunday performances from March 9 - 30. Tickets are on sale now at 773.404.7336 or

In American Myth, Dr. Douglas Graham (Mick Weber), best-selling author, beloved professor and American history scholar, is accused by a former student of lying in the classroom about his participation in and around the Vietnam War. American Myth explores the line between personal and professional ethics, the difference between truth and history, and the myth of what makes a great man.

Additional American Myth cast includes Cheryl Graeff* (Lanie Graham), Jordan Brodess (Peter Finnerty), Terry Hamilton (Henry BeeBee), & Steve Key* (Mitch Kopitsky).

The production team of American Myth includes Grant Sabin* (scenic), Gina Patterson (lighting), Rachel Lambert (costumes), Victoria DeIorio (sound), Arianna Soloway* (props), Sarah Burnham* (production manager), & Kathryn Lochert (stage manager).

*American Blues Theater Ensemble and Artistic Affiliates.

American Blues Theater offers a free opportunity for audiences and fans of the theater to learn more about the current presentation. All Town Halls are held immediately following that Sunday's 2:30 p.m. performance March 9 - 30.

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