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Photo Flash: First Look at SAMSARA, Opening Tonight at Victory Gardens

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the world premiere of Samsara by Lauren Yee, directed by Seth Bockley. Samsara runs now through March 8, 2015 with the press performance tonight, February 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Americans Katie and Craig are having a baby with Suraiya, a surrogate from India. As all three "parents" anxiously await the baby's due date, Katie and Suraiya are attacked by flights of their imagination: a seductive Frenchman and a sharp-tongued fetus. Originally developed at Victory Gardens' IGNITION New Play Festival in 2012, this smart world premiere comedy takes us on a hilarious and highly theatrical journey into 21st century parenthood.

The cast of Samsara includes Behzad Dabu (Amit), Arya Daire (Suraiya), Joe Dempsey (Craig), Lori Myers (Katie), and Jeff Parker (Frenchman).

The creative team for Samsara includes Joe Schermoly (Scenic Design), Samantha C. Jones (Costume Design), Sarah Hughey (Lighting Design), Nick Keenan (Sound Design), Laura Baker (Assistant Director) and Helen Colleen Lattyak (Stage Manager).

Regular performances are $15-$60. Performances are at the Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. For tickets and information, call the Victory Gardens Box Office, 773.871.3000, email, or visit

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