Dandelion Theatre's Fifth Season Celebrates The Chicago Playwright
Dandelion Theatre's fifth season features works written exclusively by Chicago based playwrights. Their season opens with the RESERVOIR series, which includes three staged readings of new full-length work. This summer, Dandelion Theatre produces the world premiere of Bury Me by Brynne Frauenhoffer directed by Ben Kaye.
"I'm very excited about the season we have lined up," says Artistic Director Katherine Lamb. "It really celebrates our mission of creating opportunities for Chicago theatre artists. I love bringing together playwrights, directors, and actors to collaborate on telling engaging stories and every aspect of this season accomplishes that."
The season kicks off with the first RESERVOIR play reading of Come Here to Me by Dianne Nora directed by Alex Mallory on Monday, February 25, 7:30 pm. The second reading for the series will be Hitting on the Break by Sharon Krome directed by Scott Dare on Monday, April 29 at 7:30 pm. The RESERVOIR series closes with Prodigy by Anna Schutz directed by Rebecca Willingham on Monday, May 20 at 7:30 pm. All RESERVOIR readings will be held at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657.
In July, Dandelion Theatre opens the world premiere production of Bury Me by Brynne Frauenhoffer directed by Ben Kaye. Bury Me was first seen as a staged reading during the RESERVOIR series last season, and Dandelion Theatre is thrilled to be giving the script its first full production. This thoughtful and timely play takes place during one couple's fateful visit home, as their family struggles with revelations - past and present - that force everyone to evaluate their beliefs in parenthood, in God, and in the plans they've made for their lives. Bury Me explores all the ways a family can break your heart, while also being the one place you can find healing ground. Running July 6-27 at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N Ridge Ave, Chicago, IL 60660.
Dandelion Theatre is also pleased to announce the expansion of the company with Bryan Breau, Casey Freund, Martha Hansen, Cynthia Hines, Amber Hugee, Nicole Tuthill, and Reilly Willson joining as Associate Artists this season.
Tickets for Dandelion Theatre productions and readings can be reserved in advance at www.dandeliontheatre.com.
February 25 at 7:30pm
COME HERE TO ME by Dianne Nora
Directed by Alex Mallory
at Theater Wit
April 29 at 7:30 pm
HITTING ON THE BREAK by Sharon Krome
Directed by Scott Dare
at Theater Wit
May 20 at 7:30 pm
PRODIGY by Anna Schutz
Directed by Rebecca Willingham
at Theater Wit
July 6 – July 27, 2019
BURY ME – World Premiere!
by Brynne Frauenhoffer
Directed by Ben Kaye
at Rivendell Theatre
Dandelion Theatre, founded in 2014 by Artistic Director Katherine Lamb, is committed to creating experiences that inspire and vitalize artists and audience members alike. The company seeks to attain this by cultivating community, fostering the artistic process, and valuing truthful discourse.