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Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid

A Red Orchid Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Season with the World Premiere of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveuand directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon.

The production features Ensemble Members Dado, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Larry Grimm, Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West, with Jacob Alexander, Mary Jo Bolduc, Missi Davis, Kristin Ellis, Nation Henrickson, Frank Nall and Steve Walker, featuring lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst.

Traitor runs January 5 - February 25, 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells.

In this world premiere adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, a small, North Chicago suburb finds the town's restart button with an investment in a newly opened charter school. After issues with the school grounds are discovered by its head of sciences, Dr. Stock, a quest to inform and correct is met with support. But suspicion and rancor mount as truths bubble to the surface. A play that mirrors our vital, absurd and often hilarious political times.

The creative team includes John Musial (scenic design), Christine Pascual (costume design), Ensemble Member Mike Durst (lighting design), Brando Triantafilou (sound design) and Christa Van Baale (stage manager). The assistant director is Kyle Stoffers.

A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N. Wells Ave. Tickets: $15-$25 previews, $30-$35 regular run. ($30 Thurs, $35 Fri, Sat, Sun). Box Office: Located at 1531 N. Wells Ave, Chicago, (312) 943-8722; or online www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

Photos by Michael Brosilow

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Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Nation Henrikson, Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Frank Nall, Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Lawrence Grimm, Dado, Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Guy Van Swearingen, Kirsten Fitzgerald. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Missi Davis, Lawrence Grimm. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Guy Van Swearingen, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Lawrence Grimm, Natalie West. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Guy Van Swearingen, Missi Davis. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Guy Van Swearingen. Photo by Michael Brosilow

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon Directs TRAITOR at A Red Orchid
Van Swearingen, Ellis, Davis, Dado, Henrikson. Photo by M. Brosilow


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