BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of World Premiere of Victory Gardens Theater's SAMSARA

By: Feb. 13, 2015

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the world premiere ofSamsara by Lauren Yee, directed by Seth Bockley. Samsara runs February 6 - March 8, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, February 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Check out a first look at highlights below!

Americans Katie and Craig are having a baby with Suraiya, a surrogate from India. As all three "parents" anxiously await the baby's due date, Katie and Suraiya are attacked by flights of their imagination: a seductive Frenchman and a sharp-tongued fetus. Originally developed at Victory Gardens' IGNITION New Play Festival in 2012, this smart world premiere comedy takes us on a hilarious and highly theatrical journey into 21st century parenthood.

The cast of Samsara includes Behzad Dabu (Amit), Arya Daire (Suraiya), Joe Dempsey (Craig), Lori Myers (Katie), andJeff Parker (Frenchman).

The creative team for Samsara includes Joe Schermoly (Scenic Design), Samantha C. Jones (Costume Design), Sarah Hughey (Lighting Design), Nick Keenan (Sound Design), Laura Baker (Assistant Director) and Helen Colleen Lattyak(Stage Manager).

Previews of Samsara are February 6 - 12, 2015: Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 3 pm. Previews are $15-$40. The Press opening is Friday, February 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm. Regular performances run February 13 - March 8, 2015: Tuesday at 7:30 pm (Feb. 10 and March 3 only); Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 pm; Saturday at 4 pm (Feb 21, 28 and March 7 only); Sunday at 3 pm. There will not be public performances on Thursday, March 5. The Wednesday, February 25 performance will be held at 2:00pm (instead of 7:30 pm). Regular performances are $15-$60.

Performances are at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. For tickets and information, call the Victory Gardens Box Office, 773.871.3000,, or visit Ask the Box Office about student tickets ($15), senior, Access, $20 under 30, and rush discounts. For group discounts, call 773.328.2143.