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TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN

directed by Josh Anderson

associate director Anna Gelman

Approximate Run Time: 120 minutes, 15 minute intermission

Production Photos – Coming soon!

ORGANIC SUMMER 2018 PRESS RELEASE  

ORGANIC THEATER COMPANY  2018 SUMMER REPERTORY SEASON: 

AWE-INSPIRING WOMEN STAND UP AND FIGHT BACK; OR,

 WHICH IS WORSE, THE REIGN OF TERROR OR THE REIGN OF BIG PHARMA?

Chicago, IL – Organic Theater Company of Chicago returns to the Greenhouse Theater Center for its 2018 summer repertory season, May 29 – July 8. 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.

This summer we continue our focus on women and present the works of two female playwrights.  With THE REVOLULTIONISTS, we carry on telling more amazing stories of women from history that we started last summer with Lauren Gunderson’s EMILIE.  This time the show features an all-female cast, and brings together four inspirational and (mostly) historical women in a modern, girl-powered perspective on the French Revolution. Jaime Mire’s new comedy TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN deals with timely issues of today such as mental health, pharmaceuticals, predatory media, and extreme weather, in a world where a minimal scientific alteration to your brain could potentially save both you and the world.  Or at least that’s what they say …

THE REVOLUTIONISTS, a fast-paced, comedic quartet by 2017’s most produced playwright, follows four very real women who lived boldly in France during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror. Former queen Marie Antoinette, playwright Olympe de Gouges, Jean-Paul Marat’s assassin Charlotte Corday, and Haitian rebel spy Marianne Angelle collide in this true story, total fiction, and play about a play. Gunderson skillfully utilizes her 21st century wit and voice with these 18th century characters, which brings us into relevant conversations about activism, feminism, theater, revolution and more.  Join us for this passionate, poignant and decisive call to action through the true (and sometimes not) stories of these four extraordinary women.

Company member Bryan Wakefield, who directed Gunderson’s EMILIE last year, directs the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s thrilling and moving new play.  Familiar faces in the cast include Organic company members and former EMILIE cast members Sara Copeland as Charlotte Corday, and Laura Sturm as Marie Antoinette. Stephanie Sullivan, as playwright Olympe de Gouges, returns after making her Organic debut in last year’s PHANTOM PAIN. We are excited to welcome Taylor Raye as Marianne Angelle to the Organic team this summer.

Directed by company member Josh Anderson, TIRESIAS features company members Sara Copeland, Colin Jackson, Joel Moses, Laura Sturm, and artistic associate Adam Zaininger, all of whom appeared in last summer’s KING UBU, plus company member William Burdin rejoins us after a summer off, having been seen with Organic most recently in the 2016 summer season in GOOD DOCTOR and OUT OF THE BLUE.  We welcome back Nyssa Loewenstein from our most recent production, WHY DO YOU ALWAYS WEAR BLACK? and John Arthur Lewis from last summer’s EMILIE.  Newcomers to the Organic stage are Shaina Schrooten and Taylor Raye (also appearing in THE REVOLUTIONISTS).

TO RESERVE COMPLIMENTARY PRESS TICKETS, PLEASE CONTACT:

Laura Sturm, Press Director laura@organictheater.org

FOR INTERVIEWS and MEDIA INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Laura Sturm, Press Director laura@organictheater.org

LISTING INFORMATION:

TIRESIAS WAS A WEATHERMAN

 By Jaime Mire

Directed by Josh Anderson

OPENS: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 7:30 PM

DATES: May 31 – July 6, 2018

TIMES: Wednesdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM & Saturdays/Sundays at 2:30 PM

VENUE: The Greenhouse Theater Center – 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue

NOTE: Plays in repertory with THE REVOLUTIONISTS

The Cast:

Sara Copeland, Jack Lewis, Shaina Schrooten, Taylor Raye, Laura Sturm, Nyssa Lowenstein, Will Burdin, Colin Jackson, Joel Moses, Adam Zaininger

The Production Team:

Playwright – Jaime Mire; Director – Josh Anderson; Associate Director – Anna Gelman;

Stage Manager – Angela Kring; Costume Designer – Jeremy W. Floyd; Sound Designer – Tony Reimer; Scenic Designer – Terrance McClellan; Lighting Designer – Theresa Kelly; Properties Designer – Brandyn Nordlof

Purchase tickets online at www.organictheater.org or by calling the Greenhouse at 773-404-7336. Admission is $25 (Adults).

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