Dream Theatre Company presents: Ismene written by Chicago playwright Jeremy Menekseoglu. The show as part of The Ismene Project opens on Ismene Day Wednesday, May 11 and runs through Sunday, Jun 5, 2011 at Dream Theatre 556 W 18th St., Chicago. Performances run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Sundays at 7:00PM with a Monday performance on Memorial Day, May 30th at 8:00PM. Tickets are $15 - $18 and can be reserved by visiting www.dreamtheatrecompany.com or by calling 773-552-8616. Special performances on Wednesday, May 11 (Ismene Day) and Thursday, May 12 (Theater Thursday) at 8:00PM.
After the events of Antigone:
The sole surviving sister, Ismene, is sent away to live forever at a school for forgotten girls - other suffers of Greek Tragedy (including Iphigenia and Procne). On her way to this school/prison, everyday people are changed into Chorus (brainless creatures who ask only questions and gather only when tragedy is near). But this Chorus is unlike any that Ismene has ever witnessed: it numbers in the tens of thousands, and it clamors for her tragedy. Soon, she and her classmates are barricaded within the school. Yet - despite the suffering that has befallen her family - Ismene still fervently believes in the unaccepted idea that fate does not control our lives; no matter what new horrors the Gods throw at her (and they will be throwing her the very worst of them), she is prepared to fight for her beliefs.
Accept Fate and Die, or Decline and Live
Ismene features Anna Menekseoglu, Mishelle Apalategui, Rachel Martindale, Annelise Lawson, Alicia Reese and Jeremy Menekseoglu with roles understudied by Chad Sheveland and Natalie Breitmeyer.
Design by Giau Truong, Jeremy Menekseoglu and Anna Menekseoglu
556 West 18th Street
Chicago, IL 60616
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|