Photo Flash: First Look at Short Plays by Neil LaBute in Profiles Theatre's VICES AND VIRTUES
Profiles Theatre continues its 27th season with VICES AND VIRTUES, two full evenings featuring eleven short plays by Resident Artist Neil LaBute, performing in rotating repertory. Each evening features Midwest and World premieres of some of LaBute's newest shorts, staged by individual directors and featuring an ensemble cast of twenty performers. Profiles' production runs at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway, now through March 6, 2016 with the press opening for both programs this Sunday, January 24, beginning at 4 pm (VIRTUES) and 7pm (VICES). Scroll down for photos from both programs!
An Evening of VICES. An Evening of VIRTUES. Running in rotating repertory, Profiles presents two full evenings of short works by Neil LaBute, each filled with many surprises, both virtuous and otherwise. Each evening features stories of lust and hate, humor and sadness, virtue and depravity. Through them all, "love" will be the dominant theme -- what it is, what it's not and how far it can be stretched.
The first evening, VICES, contains the World premieres of LaBute's "I'm Going to Stop Pretending That I Didn't Break Your Heart" and "Totally," as well as the Midwest premieres of "Happy Hour," "The Great War" and "Lovely Head." The second evening, VIRTUES, includes six more Midwest premieres by LaBute, including "Good Luck (in Farsi)," "Romance," "Kandahar," "10-K," "Swallowing Bicycles" and "Mulberry Bush."
The directors for VICES AND VIRTUES include Bradley Bartolo, Tara Branham, Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher, Brianne Duncan Fiore, Profiles Artistic Associate Jeff Gamlin, Profiles Artistic Director Joe Jahraus, Miles Mabry, Kay Martinovich, Andy Root, Benjamin Thiem and Scott Wolf.
The ensemble cast includes many performers returing to Profiles, including Marilyn Bass (Dream of the Burning Boy), Betsy Bowman (The Jacksonian),Tamara Chambers (Hellcab), Tim Curtis (The Jacksonian), Rob Grabowski (Hellcab), Drew Halliday (Hellcab), Nik Kourtis(Cock), Eleni Pappageorge (Cock), Brennan Roche (In the Company of Men), Steve Silver (The Other Place), Adam Soule (Bachelorette) and Laura Berner Taylor (The Jacksonian). Making their Profiles Theatre debuts are Elizabeth Birnkrant, Sarah Brooks, Patrick Gannon, Brian Goodman, Brookelyn Hebert, Tom McGregor, Sarah Ruggles and Marie Weigle.
The designers are Greg Pinsoneault (set), Mike Rathbun (lights), Brandon Reed (sound), and Uriel Gomez (costumes). Amber R. Dettmers serves as production stage manager.
Tickets are available by phone, (773) 549-1815, or online, www.profilestheatre.org.
Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow
LOVELY HEAD - Marilyn Bass (top), Steve Silver (bottom)
LOVELY HEAD - Marilyn Bass and Steve Silver
I'M GOING TO STOP PRETENDING THAT I DIDN'T BREAK YOUR HEART - Marie Weigle and Brookelyn Hebert
I'M GOING TO STOP PRETENDING THAT I DIDN'T BREAK YOUR HEART - Marie Weigle, Brookelyn Hebert
THE GREAT WAR - Elizabeth Birnkrant and Brian Goodman
TOTALLY - Tamar Chambers
KANDAHAR - Drew Halliday
GOOD LUCK (IN FARSI) - Sarah Brooks and Sarah Ruggles
ROMANCE - Patrick Gannon
10-K - Tom McGregor and Betsy Bowman