Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC at The Den Theatre
The Hypocrites is pleased to present a return engagement of its critically acclaimed world premiere ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative. Adapted and directed by ArtisticDirector Sean Graney and featuring most of the original cast members, this contemporary festival of Dionysus returns now through August 9, 2015 at The Hypocrites' new home, The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. The press openings are Saturday, June 27 at 11 am or Sunday, June 28 at 11 am. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Audiences will have only 16 opportunities to enjoy ALL OUR TRAGIC, presented in a single 12-hour experience with "marathon" performances on Saturdays and Sundays only. A daylong stream of meals and snacks catered by Chicago's Inspiration Kitchens is included in ticket prices, with multiple intermissions and meal breaks. A cash bar is also available.
The 17-member ensemble cast of ALL OUR TRAGIC includes Erin Barlow, Ryan Bourque, Walter Briggs, Geoff Button, Kate Carson-Groner, Emily Casey, Ann Delaney, Tien Doman, Lindsey Gavel, Danny Goodman, Breon Arzell Jackson, Maximillian Lapine, Dana Omar, Christine Stulik, Zeke Sulkes, John Taflan and Lauren Vogel.
From the most popular titles to the most rarely produced, experience the 32 surviving Greek tragedies by Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides in one breathtaking and unforgettable theatrical event. Blended with humor and set against a contemporary backdrop, ALL OUR TRAGIC builds on the success of The Hypocrites' 2011 award-winning production of Sophocles: Seven Sicknesses.
ALL OUR TRAGIC is designed to create a contemporary Festival of Dionysus, the ancient gatherings for which these tragedies were originally crafted -- to bring together a daily community to bond, eat food, drink wine and discuss complicated topics of society that we have been wrestling with since the creation of civilization.
The production team for ALL OUR TRAGIC includes: Tom Burch (scenic design), Alison Siple (costume design), Jared Moore (lighting design), Kevin O'Donnell (sound design), Danielle Case (props design), Ryan Bourque (violence design), Mieka van der Ploeg (wig and makeup design), Jon Beal (blood and gore design), Miranda Anderson and Justine Palmisano (co-stage managers) and Patrick Fries (production manager).
Tickets are currently on sale at www.the-hypocrites.com.
Photo Credit: Evan Hanover