Photo Flash: Haven Theatre Premieres FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH
Haven Theatre is pleased to continue its 2017-18 Season with Bertolt Brecht's unsettling and unflinching drama FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel, playing February 8 - March 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Tuesday, February 13 at 7:30 pm.
FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH features Joe Bianco, Amanda De La Guardia, Alys Dickerson, Elizabeth Dowling, Simon Hedger, Niko Kourtis, Kyla Norton, Siddhartha Rajan, Alexis Randolph and Jessica Dean Turner.
As Germany careens toward war, an entire society begins to crack, and the seeds of chaos and tragedy take root in the minds of its citizens. Josh Sobel (We're Gonna Die) helms an ensemble-driven production of Brecht's 1938 classic with a contemporary eye - a warning of how insidiously a culture can make space for atrocity, and a call to never allow it to happen again.
Comments Artistic Director Josh Sobel, "As the world finds itself in the midst of its next great cultural shift, Brecht's examination of the common citizen and how a society can be led to accept the inhumane feels strikingly immediate. Brecht wrote this play reflecting and pulling back the curtain on the news of the day as it was happening around him, providing an unnerving and - in our current moment - all too important call to confront injustice as it happens and to firmly and proudly say: No. With this production we seek to serve one of Haven's core values - the Future - through an intimate and personal look at our past and how such fatal mistakes were allowed to take place."
The production team for FEAR AND MISERY IN THE THIRD REICH includes Yu Shibagaki (scenic design), Izumi Inaba (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Sarah D. Espinoza (sound design), Jeffrey Levin (original music), Sasha Smith (movement design), Abhi Shrestha (dramaturg, associate movement director), Angela Salinas (production manager), Madisen Dempsey (assistant director), Anna Sung-En Medill (assistant director) and Corbin Paulino (stage manager).
Tickets: Previews: pay-what-you-can. Regular run $18. Tickets are currently available at haventheatrechicago.com
Photo Credit: Emily Schwartz
Simon Hedger and Joe Bianco
Alys Dickerson and Siddhartha Rajan with (back) Amanda De La Guardia