Photo Flash: First Look at Circle Theatre's THE CONDITION OF FEMME
THE CONDITION OF FEMME by Lauren Marie Powell follows the learning curve of Reagan, a compassionate young woman working for a sexual assault hotline. Over the course of a year, callers and confidantes share their stories -- some heartfelt, some humorous, some very painful.
Leaving her well-meaning naivete behind, Reagan becomes a gentle guide to female-identified persons coping with violence. When a line blurs between advocacy and intimacy, Reagan risks losing herself to the injustice of it all. Based on true stories, this production is a highly relevant new play, engaging broad audiences with realities of rape culture in America.For more than 30 years, Circle Theatre Chicago has engaged the artistic vision of interdisciplinary artists to craft unique, challenging storytelling experiences spanning all creative mediums.
The proud recipient of more than 40 Jeff Awards, it has presented countless world, regional, and Chicago premieres including works by Rebecca Gilman, Charles Mee, Jon Steinhagen, and Harry Connick, Jr. In recent seasons, Circle Theatre has put its stamp on contemporary work in intimate and lauded productions of such works as TRIASSIC PARQ, 35MM: A MUSICAL EXHIBITION, FIRST LADY SUITE, and VENUS IN FUR. Having appeared on every major paper's top ten lists numerous times, Circle is the recipient of the 2010 Jeff Award for special recognition of its 25th Anniversary.
THE CONDITION OF FEMME
By Lauren Marie Powell
Directed by Amanda Jane Long
March 2 - April 1, 2018
The Buena, Pride Arts Center
4147 N. Broadway., Chicago
$20 Previews March 2-4, 2018
Press opening Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 pm.
Regular performance schedule Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:30pm and industry performances on Mondays at 8:00pm.
Tickets are $28 and are on sale now at www.circletheatrechicago.org.
All photos by Cody Jolly Photography
Lauren Powell as Reagan
Rachel Livingston as Mary
Marisa Eason as Hope
Michelle Bester as Mae
Jessica Rzucidlo as Grace
Nikkia Tyler as Gia
Zoey Wendorf as Isabella
Lauren Powell as Reagan (left), Amy Powell as Cheryl (right)