Greenhouse Theater Center Announces 2019 Season
The Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) is pleased to announce its 2019 Season featuring three co-productions with Chicago companies. The season kicks off the with the U.S. premiere adaptation of SONS AND LOVERS, co-produced with On The Spot Theatre. Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence set in early 20th century England, the drama is adapted and directed by Mike Brayndick. Up next, The Greenhouse partners with Proxy Theatre for the Midwest premiere of the down-and-dirty rom-com musical (of sorts!) MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs) written by Scottish playwright David Greig, with music by indie-favorite Gordon McIntyre and direction by Randy White. Finally, GTC joins forces with GLP Productions for the world premiere of David Alex'spolitical drama N, directed by TaRon Patton. Single tickets for all production will go on sale at a later date. For additional information, visit www.greenhousetheatercenter.org.
The Greenhouse Theater Center's 2019 Season:
August 29 - September 29, 2019
SONS AND LOVERS - U.S. Premiere!
Based on the novel by D.H. Lawrence
Adapted and directed by Mike Brayndick
A co-production with On The Spot Theatre
Press opening: Saturday, August 31 at 7:30 pm
on the novel set in late 19th century England, SONS AND LOVERS dramatizes the early years of the spirited and brilliantly flawed writer D.H. Lawrence as he charted his course from a Midlands coal mining town into the larger world. The story portrays his parents' mismatched marriage and his own first love affairs while confronting the jealousy of his beloved mother about the women he brought into his life. In the process, Lawrence developed his views on the mystical role of sexuality in shaping the wholeness of the self and the power of determined creativity to overcome dark circumstances.
September 5 - October 6, 2019
MIDSUMMER (A Play with Songs) - Midwest Premiere!
By David Greig
Music by Gordon McIntyre
Directed by Randy White
A co-production with Proxy Theatre
Press opening: Saturday, September 7 at 8 pm
Bob meets Helena in a basement wine bar. He's a down-on-his luck petty thief and she's a high-powered lawyer. With a wad of ill-gotten cash in hand and a local gangster on their heels, the unlikely (if hot-for-each-other) couple embark on an adventure-filled midsummer weekend, discovering that there are second chances at life - and love.
A collaboration between red-hot playwright David Greig and Ballboy singer-songwriter Gordon McIntyre, this Scottish version of Once ("delicate melodies sung to acoustic guitars and not the soundtrack of some brassy Broadway tuner" - Variety) is as riotously funny as it is touchingly romantic.
October 24 - November 17, 2019
N - World Premiere!
By David Alex
Directed by TaRon Patton
A co-production with GLP Productions
Press opening: Monday, October 28 at 7:30 pm
Mrs. Page is a 70-year-old, African-American widow; a passionate political conservative who campaigned for Barry Goldwater and strong admirer of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Her guilt for a personal decision involving astrology led her to the decision to never leave her home again. Eddy, a liberal young white struggling actor, is her caregiver. He is cast in show that is a career maker for him. During the rehearsal process the playwright adds the N-Word to the script. Eddy is repulsed by what he considers the offensive and destructive nature of the N-word and refuses to say it - ever, including on stage. Mrs. Page and Eddy learn something from each other and as well as about themselves while Eddy struggles to remain the person he hopes to be. N challenges us to look at the role society has played in shaping our personal, and thus, our national attitudes and prejudices.
N was given a staged reading in one of DePaul University's Black History Month Celebrations and was a semi-finalist in the National Arts Club Playwrights First Competition.
Photo Credit: Nicholas Reinhart