MP

Melancholy Play: A Contemporary Farce

directed by Laura Sturm

assistant director Mari DeOleo

Approximate Run Time: 120 minutes including a 10 minute intermission

Production Photos – Click the photo thumbnail for a high resolution image.

Rachael Soglin (Frances), Stephanie Sullivan (Joan), and Alys Dickerson (Tilly) in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Alys Dickerson (Tilly), and Kris Downing (Frank), in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Martin Diaz-Valdes (Lorenzo) in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Alys Dickerson (Tilly), and Michaela Voit (Julian), in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Rachael Soglin (Frances) in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Alys Dickerson (Tilly), Martin Diaz-Valdes (Lorenzo), in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Rachael Soglin (Frances), Kris Downing (Frank), Alys Dickerson (Tilly), and Stephanie Sullivan (Joan) in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

Stephanie Sullivan (Joan), and Rachael Soglin (Frances), in Organic Theater’s production of Melancholy Play, directed by Laura Sturm, assistant director Mari DeOleo , March 20 – April 14, 2019. Photo by Anna Gelman.

 

 

 

 

Press Release:

ORGANIC THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS

MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCE directed by Laura Sturm – Chicago, IL

The Organic is committed to staging bold, relevant productions of classic, contemporary, and adapted works with a permanent group of artists over a sustained period of time. We return to the Greenhouse Theater Center this March for a very special presentation. From March 20 through April 14 we bring to the stage MELANCHOLY PLAY by Sarah Ruhl, author of such plays as THE VIBRATOR PLAY, EURYDICE, and THE CLEAN HOUSE, directed by Organic Company Member Laura Sturm.

Tilly, a bank teller, personifies melancholy, which proves to be contagious in the world of MELANCHOLY PLAY. She is NOT depressed, but lives in such a sensual, yearning state of being that everyone she meets falls in love with her, including her therapist, her tailor, and her hairdresser. A whimsical, incredibly playful modern fairy tale that examines of the values of living in and enjoying the beauty of this active, sensorial state of being that our current culture has mostly left behind. Despite our modern connotations of the word Melancholy, the play is not sad at all, but a highly stylized and imaginative comedy.

LISTING INFORMATION:

MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCE
Directed by Laura Sturm

OPENS: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM
DATES: March 20 – April 14, 2019
TIMES: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Sundays at 2:30 PM
VENUE: The Greenhouse Theater Center – 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue
WEBSITE: www.organictheater.org

The Cast:
Alys Dickerson: Tilly
Kris Downing: Frank
Rachael Soglin: Frances
Stephanie Sullivan: Joan
Martin Diaz-Valdes: Lorenzo
Michaela Voit: Julian
Talia Langman: Understudy
Sam Cass: Understudy

The Production Team:
Laura Sturm – Director
Mari DeOleo – Assistant Director
Angela Kring – Stage Manager
Julane Sullivan – Costume Designer
Tony Reimer – Sound Designer
Jazmin Pratscher – Lighting Designer
Terrance McClellan – Scenic Designer
Kevin Nedberg – Technical Designer
Fight Director – Bryan Wakefield

Original music by Tony Reimer

Laura Sturm, Press Director: laura@organictheater.org

Nyssa Lowenstein, Audience Outreach Director and Literary Manager: nyssa@organictheater.org

Comments are closed