Current Theatre in Chicago

[Arthur Miller‘s by now classic tale of political chicanery in ideological straitjackets; and Neil Gaiman plumbs the lower depths through science fiction.]

THE CRUCIBLE

The Crucible, set at the time of the Salem Witch trials, is intended to be viewed in comparison to today.

By Arthur Miller
Directed by Infamous Commonwealth Theatre Artistic Director Chris Maher

Featuring ICT company members Stephen Dunn, Nancy Friedrich, Clarissa Gregg, Jennifer Mathews, John O’Leksy and Craig Thompson

With Susan Veronika Adler, Jared Fernley, Elliot Fredland, Glynis Gilio, Margaret Grace, Elaine Ivy Harris, Edward Kuffert, Courtney Payne, Cody Proctor, John Ruhaak, Adrian Snow, G. Scott Thomas and Tom Weber.

This year’s theme: RE•DEMP•TION (noun): deliverance from sin; salvation

Set during the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and written in direct response to the McCarthy trials in the 1950s, this scathing indictment of censorship remains a timeless classic of American drama – a master study on the inherent frailty, delicate beauty and limitless possibility of the human spirit.

March 20 – April 25, 2010
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8:30pm
Sundays at 3:30pm

West Stage of the Raven Theatre Complex
6157 N. Clark St.

Call 312.458.9780 or email info@infamouscommonwealth.org to reserve your tickets now.

Tickets $20.00
$15 senior/student tickets are available for every performance (subject to availability) with proper ID.
$15 industry tickets are available on Thursdays and Sundays
Offers may not be combined. Not available closing weekend

And Opening Soon! Neil Gaiman’s Neverwhere
April 30 – June 20, 2010 <!–
EXTENDED through November 16, 2008!!! –>

When Richard Mayhew stops to care for an injured girl on the street, he is drawn into a nightmare shadow world beneath the city of London. To return to his normal life, Richard must brave countless trials, uncover the truth behind a dark conspiracy, and face the indomitable Great Beast. Journey to London Below with a rogues’ gallery of liars, outcasts and assassins, on a treacherous voyage to awaken the hero within. By the award-winning adaptor and director of The Island of Dr. Moreau.

A world premiere based on the urban fantasy by Neil Gaiman
Adapted by Robert Kauzlaric
Directed by Paul S. Holmquist

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