Circle Theatre Presents MARVIN'S ROOM, 8/22-9/30


Circle Theatre presents Marvin's Room, directed by Mary Redmon. Marvin's Room, the touching drama of family and faith by Scott McPherson, will be presented in Circle's intimate studio space, August 22 through September 30, 2012.

Marvin's Room explores the challenges and transformations inherent in child-rearing and aging-parent obligations. Two sisters are forced after years of estrangement to deal with leukemia, care of their bed-ridden father, and the dichotomy of a family coming back together.

Mary Redmon's directorial debut with Circle was last season's Jeff-nominated The Man Who Came To Dinner. Her directing credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Into The Woods, Noises Off, A Moon For the Misbegotten, You Can't Take It With You, Dancing at Lughnasa, Working, Lovers and Translations with companies such as Daley College, Oak Lawn Park District, Orland Park Village Players, St. Xavier University's Theatre II and the Oak Park Village Players.

CAST: Todd Aiello * Jen Bludgen * Paul Chakrin * Amanda Hartley * Kate Kisner * Lili Martins * Elizabeth Morgan * Danny Mulae * Eliza Shin

ARTISTIC STAFF: Mary Redmon, Director * Bob Knuth, Set Design * kClare Kemock, Costume Design * John Kelly, Lighting Design * Ryan Keller, Stage Manager

Circle Theatre is located at 1010 Madison Street in Oak Park. The show opens on Wednesday, August 22 @ 8:00pm, with previews August 18 & 21 @ 8:00pm, and the regular run, August 24 – September 30, playing Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm & Sundays at 3pm.

TICKETS: Fri: All seats $24; Sat/Sun: $28 for adults, $26 for students/seniors; Group rates are available. Preview Price: (August 18 & 21 only) $15 for previews. Call 708-660-9540 for reservations.

Celebrating its 27th Anniversary season, Circle Theatre is an artist-based company and the proud recipient of over 40 Jeff Awards. Circle has produced multiple world premieres, including Rebecca Gilman's The Glory of Living and The Crime of the Century, Jon Steinhagen's The Analytical Engine, the Midwest premiere of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, and the Chicago premieres of Marvin Hamlisch's Sweet Smell of Success, Jeff Daniels' Escanaba In Da Moonlight, Adam Rapp's Stone Cold Dead Serious, and in our 2011-2012 season, When the Rain Stops Falling.

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