Something Marvelous to Present Gina Doherty's DON'T LOOK

Something Marvelous to Present Gina Doherty's DON'T LOOK

Something Marvelous, Chicago's annual magical realism festival, gears up for opening their 2016 full length production Don't Look by Gina Doherty. This world premiere production, directed by Artistic Director Emmi Hilger, will open June 17th and run through July 3rd at the Den Theatre (1333 N Milwaukee Ave.) Performances will be Thursday, Friday, Saturday nights at 7:30PM, Sundays at 3:00PM, with one additional performance Saturday June 25th at 3PM.

Don't Look is a contemporary take on a classic Greek myth. Eurydice and Orpheus love each other. They are 99% certain. But, Orpheus is definitely (100%) committed to his art, so where does that leave Eurydice? When a tragic accident gives her a fresh start, Eurydice must choose to stay with what's familiar or strike out on her own.

A story about how we measure love, cope with doubt, and cling to whatever we can, Don't Look is a fresh take on the myth, told through memory, technology, and poetry.

The cast features Allyce Torres (Eurydice), Zachery Alexander (Orpheus) and Rebecca Flores (Persephone.) Visit www.SomethingMarvelous.org for tickets and additional info.

Gina Doherty is a playwright and an actress living in Brooklyn. She likes cats, ice cream, laughing at random things alone on the subway, and disassembling the patriarchy. Her plays have been workshopped in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Boston, and Saratoga Springs, with Turn to Flesh Productions, Exquisite Corpse Company, Boston Playwrights' Theater, Skidmore College, and West of 10th. Her short play Swept was produced as part of Between Us Productions' Take Ten Festival. As an actor, Gina delights in all things classical, in addition to developing and appearing in new work in NYC. Highlights include playing Desi the Stage Kitten in Magic Trick with Caps Lock Theater at Theater Row and performing Bitch in (i heard) Anna KarenINA (wanks w/ a toothbrush) at The Tank. In her work, Gina loves to explore magic, dissect the unreality and simultaneous disappointment of love, and give voice (and roles!) to women. www.ginadoherty.com

Emmi Hilger (Artistic Director) is a Chicago-area director who loves collaborating with playwrights. She is the Artistic Director of Something Marvelous, the Associate Artistic Director of The Fine Print Theatre Company, an Associate Artist and an Associate Dramaturg for Chicago Dramatists. For Something Marvelous, Emmi has directed The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl, References to Salvador Dalí Make Me Hot by José Rivera, the workshop of Koalas by J. Joseph Cox, Sunrise: Ardmore Beach by Hallie Palladino, and Sheltered by Laura Nessler. Recent directing credits also include Crawling Between Heaven and Earth by Jason Narvy and Eric Meyer (Concordia University), Love in the Time of Bumblehive by Jeff Tabnick (Stage Left's Leapfest), Sand Castles by John Green (RhinoFest), 10 Things by Scott Tobin (Collaboraction's Sketchbook), The Lover by Harold Pinter which she co-produced in association with Walkabout Theater Company and Punk Grandpa, a solo show by Laura Scruggs that has performed across the country. Emmi has worked extensively on new plays with Chicago Dramatists, The Side Project, Piccolo Theatre, 20% Theatre Company, Women's Theatre Allicance, Pegasus Players, and Strangeloop Theatre. www.emmihilger.com

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