Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER

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The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere of Marc Acito's touching and humorous play BIRDS OF A FEATHER, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey. Based on one of America's most banned books, Acito's hit comedy brings to life the story of the Central Park Zoo's gay penguins to tell a truly hilarious human story. BIRDS OF A FEATHER will play April 27 - June 17, 2018 at Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Main Stage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER features Abu Ansari, Aaron Kirby, Marika Mashburn and Paul Michael Thomson.

It takes two to Tango. Roy and Silo are your typical gay American dads with one noticeable exception: they're penguins! No strangers to the spotlight, these two Central Park Zoo chinstrap penguins have partnered and adopted an egg, but will they be able to raise little Tango together? BIRDS OF A FEATHER is a heartwarming and surprising tale, based on the true story that became one of the most banned books in the U.S.

"Birds of a Feather is a play that at its core explores the most complex, contrary, and difficult animals to predict: human beings," comment director Jacob Harvey. "Actio does something brilliant in this piece as he employs fun and feathers to allow us insight into our own bird-brained existence."

The production team for BIRDS OF A FEATHER includes: Joe Schermoly (scenic design), Christina Leinicke (costume design), Will Coeur (lighting and video design), Jeffrey Levin (sound design), Nick Thornton (movement director, dramaturg), Jena Sugai (asst. director), Mara Santos (asst. dramaturg), Merle Palmer (stage manager) and Rebecca Rogers (asst. stage manager).

Educational Partnership with North Central College

BIRDS OF A FEATHER will be presented through an educational partnership with North Central College, allowing students to shadow professional actors as the production's understudy cast. Students will be immersed in every facet of the production, serving not only as understudies but as assistant designers and assisting members of the production team, in a program that serves as an extension of classroom work and a springboard into the Chicago theatre community. The student understudy cast will have two guaranteed performances at the Greenhouse, one for a high school audience and one for the public. A NCC student will also shadow the stage manager.

Photo by Liz Lauren.

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Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Paul Michael Thomson and Aaron Kirby

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Presents BIRDS OF A FEATHER
Aaron Kirby and Paul Michael Thomson



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