A VERY TERRIBLE FATHER by Jeremy Menekseoglu
A German tourist and his peculiar foul mouthed girlfriend, both not long for this world, make a trip to an American theme park in order to visit his regretfully discarded daughter in this tender dark comedy.
A Very Terrible Father features Megan Merrill, Katherine Swan, Giau Truong, Alexandra Woodruff and Jeremy Menekseoglu.
Here's what some said about this play:
"Dream Theatre's usual, macabre sensibilities give way to a surprising tenderness in this new play written and directed by company cofounder Jeremy Menekseoglu" -Zac Thompson, Chicago Reader
"as the scenes accumulate the play offers a poignant, often affecting look at loss, regret and the inevitability of death." Neal Ryan Shaw, NewCity Chicago
"This is a stunning and powerful new work. Don't miss it. The writing is moving, the staging is imaginative, and the quality of the acting is superb." -Audience member
"Menekseoglu often writes plays involving legends and fantasies. But in this play he has stuck very close to life, and death, as we know it. The result is a play with the look and feel of ordinary reality, but the power and force of myth." -Audience member
About Dream Theatre: Since 1998 Dream Theatre has performed all original productions that include: Peter Pan's Shadow Part Two: Everland; Peter Pan's Shadow Part One: Neverland; Audience Annihilated: Women Only Train; 3 Women Driven Insane; A Very Terrible Father; The Grisly/Glorious Adventure of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Billy Moon; Downward Facing; The Devilish Children and the Civilizing Process; The Agon Trilogy: Agamemnon, Electra & Orestes; Aelita & Shiny Boxes; The Black Duckling; Somewhere in Texas; Sequestered; Cold; The Samaritan Syndrome; Baby Killers; SlowAnna; Anna, in the Darkness; Medea; Antigone; Ismene; and Sister 121. Dream Theatre was Reader's Pick as Best Off Loop Theatre Company in 2012 & 2010 in the Chicago Reader. Dream Theatre strives to deliver the highest art in its most raw, unflinching and entertaining form.
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Chicago, IL 60616
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