Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

Redtwist Theatre Extends EQUUS, Extends Thru 9/5


Redtwist Theater presents EQUUS by Peter Shaffer. The show is extending thru Sept. 5, 2010.

Directed by Redtwist's Artistic Director, Michael Colucci
Redtwist reconceives its smash hit from 2007 for an entirely new and aggressively different staging of Peter Shaffer's legendary, Tony Award-winning drama. The Redtwist signature style, as seen in our recent Jeff-nominated production of The Pillowman, is inches away as the gods of "passion" and "normal" battle it out for the soul of an intense, troubled youth.

Based on a true story, Peter Shaffer's unique psychological thriller explores the boundary between passion versus normalcy. Despite the play's provincial British origins, Redtwist's production of Equus will utilize standard American stage speech, with the actors present throughout the play, serving as tribunal and confessors, as well as the horses that are at the heart of this bizarre and riveting mystery. The play, rooted in both modern psychology and ancient ritual, dissects the everlasting human need of worship and passion.

Please note: The play includes adult language and nudity and is suitable for mature audiences only.

Featuring:BrIan Parry (Martin Dysart); Andrew Jessop (Alan Strang); Meredith Hogeland (Nurse); Jan Ellen Graves (Hester Salomon); Laurens Wilson (Frank Strang); Debra Rodkin (Dora Strang); Scott Butler (Horseman/Nugget); John Rushing (Harry Dalton); Holly Bittinger (Jill Mason)

Crew/Staff:Michael Colucci (Director); Jason Rost (Asst. Director & Dramaturge); Shauna Warren (Stage Manager); Anna Eisenbraun (Asst. Stage Manager); Jeff Semmerling (Mask Design); Amy Crater (Asst. Mask Design); Andrew Jessop (Set Design); Christopher Burpee (Lighting Design); Christopher Kriz (Sound Design & Original Music); Joelle Beranek (Costume Design); Mealah Heidenreich (Prop Design); Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers); Andrew Jessop & Johnny Garcia (Associate Producers)

Running Time: approximately 2:30, which includes one intermission
Previews:$15, Wed, Thu, Fri, June 23, 24, 25, 8pm
Tickets: Thursdays, $22; Fridays & Sundays, $27; Saturdays, $30, discounts for seniors and students

Redtwist Theatre is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of Red Line El station. Some street parking is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and website to guarantee seating.

Related Articles View More Chicago Stories

Featured on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes & More

More Hot Stories For You