Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays
Thursday, May 10th @ 7:30pm: Still Point
Friday, May 11th @ 7:30pm: Land Where my Fathers Died
Saturday, May 12th @ 7:30pm: Liars of Us All
Sunday, May 13th @ 2:00pm: Sign of the Times
Thursday, May 17th @ 7:30pm: Liars of Us All
Friday, May 18th @ 7:30pm: Sign of the Times
Saturday, May 19th @ 7:30pm: Still Point
Sunday, May 20th @ 2:00pm: Land Where my Fathers Died
Join us for our annual Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays featuring workshop presentations of four new plays by local playwrights.
The plays are Still Point by John Green, directed by Laura Sturm. Susan Padveen, dramaturg. Land Where my Fathers Died by Ron Hirsen, directed by Charlie McGrath. Aoife Carolan, dramaturg. Liars of Us All by Josh Nordmark, directed by Jen Poulin. Brittany Westfall, dramaturg. Sign of the Times by Gwendolyn Rice, directed by Chris Conley. Eric Damon Smith, dramaturg. Stage Manager: Fredo Aguilar. Festival Manager: Eric Damon Smith.
All performances will be held at our space in the Josephinum Academy, 1500 N. Bell, Chicago. Single tickets are $5 each; festival passes are $10 each.
About the Plays
Still Point by John S. Green
When Stephano, a brilliant young astronomer, turns down a highly coveted science award that would cement his future, his wife convinces him to enter therapy. During highly unorthodox "reframing" sessions with his psychologist/shaman, he confronts the effects of his father's alcoholism and his grandfather's cruelty.
Land Where My Fathers Died by Ron Hirsen
Jane returns from work to find a traditional Native American tepee on the front lawn of her Rogers Park home. Grander, a quirky old man from the Potawatomi reservation in Wisconsin, emerges and informs her that he has come to spend his final days on the land promised by the ancestors. Whose land is it? Will Grander die there on the lawn? Will anyone want to taste his squirrel jerky?
Liars of Us All by Josh Nordmark
A couple, Henry and Verse, living on a secluded jungle island in the late 18th century experience a lost utopia when Fauntleroy, Verses former lover and Henry's art world rival, shows up. Fauntleroy and Henry compete for Verse's love while deceptions and manipulations grow and eventually engulf the entire island. Liars of Us All explores obsessive love, rivalry, guilt, and imprisonment on a cultural scale.
Sign of the Times by Gwendolyn Rice
In the 1960s, Jack and his best friend Lou haunt coffeehouses in New York discussing politics and waiting for their big break into the folk music scene. When Nina, a beautiful young singer joins the group, their records go up the charts. But tensions between the three musicians boil over, just as the country is rocked by assassinations, the civil rights movement, and the war in Vietnam. When Nina and Jack meet again, decades later, they are faced with the question: Did their music really change the world?
Free non-permit on street parking is available on all streets adjacent to the theatre. Please arrive in plenty of time as late seating is not permitted.
Valid ID must be shown at the door for all student and senior priced tickets.
Polarity Ensemble Theatre at Josephinum Academy (View)
1500 N. Bell
Chicago, IL 60622
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