ShawChicago presents THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
ShawChicago starts its twenty-fourth season with George Bernard Shaw's American Revolution work, The Devil's Disciple. This play, capturing classical American resistance, takes place Oct. 14 - Nov. 6 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. "It's an American history lesson about our revolution," says director Robert Scogin.After his father's death, Dick Dudgeon returns home from England to New Hampshire, suddenly finding himself master of the estate. Meanwhile, and much to Dick's disdain, the British Empire has commenced a witch hunt for rebels, for in the American colonies a resistance is growing. And they find someone: local minister Anthony Anderson. In a bold move, Dick takes his place and is arrested. Matters only get worse when Dick is sentenced to hang for a crime he did not commit: treason. Will this be the latest injustice to spark a real uprising against the crown? Cast members include: Gary Alexander, Natara Easter, Matthew Gall, Jack Hickey, Doug MacKechnie, Jonathan Nichols. Matt Penn, Charls Sedwick Hall, Kate Young and Barbara Zahora TICKETS: $35 General, $30 Senior, and $20 Students. Available for purchase at http://bit.ly/DevilsDisciple or at 312-587-7390Robert Scogin has been an actor, teacher and director of classical theater for more than fifty years; appearing primarily in plays by Shakespeare, Moliere, Sheridan, Feydeau, Ibsen and Shaw. He has appeared both on and off-Broadway and in regional theaters throughout the United States, including the American Shakespeare Theater in Stratford, Connecticut, Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Festival, Indiana Repertory Theater, Missouri Repertory Theater, the Guthrie Theater, The Goodman Theater and the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon. He is a founding member of Chicago Shakespeare Theater where he appeared in more than 30 productions. He has taught Shakespeare and Shaw at Bradley University and at Roosevelt University. He taught and directed Shaw and Shakespeare at the Turkish State Theater Conservatory in Ankara and Konya, Turkey. He is currently Artistic Director of ShawChicago Theater Company where he has directed more than 60 productions in 23 years.
SHAWCHICAGO is a professional non-profit theater company founded in 1994 with a mission to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries as concert readings. Operating under Actors' Equity, ShawChicago is about to celebrate its 24th season, Dysfunctional Family Fun: 1776-1926. The company presents special afternoon performances for senior citizens and free performances at universities and libraries throughout the Chicagoland area. ShawChicago also offers outreach performances across the city and its suburbs, providing theater to libraries, retirement living communities and schools. ShawChicago is a theater company in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.