7th Annual Art of Adaptation Festival
CITY LIT'S SEVENTH ANNUAL
ART OF ADAPTATION FESTIVAL TO RUN JUNE 13-15
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City Lit Theater presents the seventh installment of The Art of Adaptation, its annual juried festival of world premiere adaptations of non-dramatic material, June
13-15, at its home at 1020 West Bryn Mawr Avenue. As in past years, the adaptor of the piece deemed best in show will be awarded a $500 cash prize by City Lit.
This year's selections draw inspiration from source material ranging from the works of Plato to a famous painting. The eight adaptations to be performed are as
Symposium, adapted from Plato's work of the same name, by Benno Nelson;
Water Fight, adapted from the Eric Klinenberg book Heat Wave by Steven Simoncic;
Frozen Fire, adapted from Amy Lowell's poem A Fairy Tale by Mark Mason, directed by Amy Buckler;
Pachelbel, adapted from the song Pachelbel's Canon by Laura Nessler, directed by Mark Mason;
Myrrha, a musical adaptation from Ovid's Metamorphoses by Eric Shoemaker and Rebecca Segall;
Summer's Lease, adapted from Joe Haldman's short story by David Denman, directed by Lesley Fisher;
Smoke If You Got'Em, adapted from Vincent Van Gogh's Skeleton with Burning Cigarette by Ellen Cribbs, directed by Jackie Davies.
For Those With Whom I Saw Rockets in the Sky, adapted from John Dos Passos' novel One Man's Initiation by Tom Murphy;
Each adaptation will be performed twice during the festival.
On Friday, June 13, at 7:30 PM, Symposium, Water Fight, Frozen Fire, and Pachibel will perform without intermission.
On Saturday, June 14, at 7:30 PM, Myrrha, Summer's Lease, Smoke If You Got 'Em and For Those With Whom I Saw Rockets in the Sky, will perform without intermission.
On Sunday, June 15, at 2:00 PM, all eight adaptations will be presented, with a 15-minute intermission, in a marathon performance. A panel of judges will attend the Sunday performance and choose the winning adaptation. The adaptor of that piece will then be presented with the $500 cash prize.
Ticket prices for The Art of Adaptation are $12 on Friday and Saturday, June 13 and 14, and $15 for the marathon on Sunday, June 15. Tickets can be reserved by going to www.citylit.org or by calling (773) 293-3682.
City Lit receives funding from the Alphawood Foundation, the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs CityArts program, the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley
Foundation, the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Its outreach program is funded in part by A.R.T. League.
City Lit specializes in literate theatre, including stage adaptations of literary material. It is located in the historic Edgewater Presbyterian Church building at 1020
West Bryn Mawr Avenue, one block west of Sheridan Road and a block and a half east of the Bryn Mawr Red Line L stop. The 84 Peterson bus, the 147 Lake Shore Express bus
and the 151 Sheridan bus all stop within a few steps of City Lit. Valet parking is available for theatre customers for all performances, as is a limited amount of free lot
parking. Patrons should call the theatre for details about parking options.
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1020 W Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
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