Linchpin Theatre to Present KING JOHN, 10/25-11/11

Producers and Co-Artistic Directors David Fehr and Kathryn Bartholomew, spirited members of the Chicago theatre community, open the doors to Chicago's newest home for authentic theatre going experiences, Linchpin Theatre. Linchpin's inaugural production will be the seldom performed play King John by William Shakespeare. Fehr and Bartholomew's brazenly-chosen adaptation of the history of the reign of King John of England brings to life the all-too familiar futility over the struggle for power, and the turmoil it leaves in its wake.

As stories of greed, corruption, and the abuse of authority dominate the headlines in our modern world, Shakespeare's dramatization of John, King of England, envisions a timely rehashing of the politics of opportunity. As we watch King John battle for control of his throne, his legacy, and his piece of mind, the play reminds us that throughout history there is always a fine line between opportunity and chaos.

King John will run Friday, October 25th through Monday, November 11th 2013 at Linchpin's home located within Josephinum Academy, 1500 N. Bell Ave. Performances will be taking place Friday, Saturday and Monday evenings at 8pm. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door or at

Located in our home at the Josephinum Academy in the heart of Wicker Park, Linchpin Theatre strives to create and inspire a new theatre-going audience by producing affordable, accessible, and Dynamic Productions featuring imaginative artists, terrific scripts, and clear story-telling. In addition, we endeavor to encourage young artists and theatre-goers through educational outreach and classes in the Chicago community. For more information please visit

David Fehr and Kathryn Bartholomew moved to Chicago shortly after obtaining their Master of Fine Arts degrees in Acting & Directing from the University of Missouri, Kansas City with the intention to continue the theatre production work they began in grad school with their company, One Night Stand. After five years of working throughout the Chicago theatre community, they are happy to bring Linchpin Theatre into the vibrant Chicago storefront scene, the Wicker Park neighborhood, and the Josephinum family.

King John will be directed and produced by David Fehr and Kathryn Bartholomew, and will also include performances by the duo. Other cast members featured will be John Cabrera, Zach Bloomfield, AJ Miller, Kelly Lynn Hogan, Glenn Thompson, Nathan Wainwright, Nathan Thompson, Shawna Tucker, Jaime Bragg, Janeane Bowlware, Drew Mierzejewski, and Courtney McCormack. King John's Creative Team includes Alexa Berkowitz, Jason Coale, Dan Gallagher, Cameron Petti, Gosia Gorakzyk, and Katilyn Grissom.

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