Season Eight 2019
Red Theater Chicago is thrilled to announce its 2018-19 season of three productions, each keeping with Red Theater’s mission to ask dangerous questions theatrically.
By Kristopher Diaz
Directed by Jeremy Aluma
Theater on the Lake Remount
Chad Deity is a flashy American satire set in the world of professional entertainment wrestling. Culture and race are distorted and deranged to sell tickets to white bread Americans, as Macedonio Guerra a professional "fall guy" drop-kicks and body-slams his way into your heart.
An Oak Tree
Two Actors. One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it. Performed by a different person each night, the second actor will discover the play and their role at the same time as you do.
In this Chicago-premiere by Tim Crouch, An Oak Tree asks, how do we transform our world in order to survive our pain? How do we create our own reality? Anything can happen in this play that illuminates the magic of theater – a cheap trick and a genuine spell all at once.
An Oak Tree runs from November 3 - December 9, 2018.
The new year kicks off with Red Theater’s mounting of True West, Sam Shepard’s classic tale of sibling rivalry between two estranged brothers reconnecting in a combative pursuit of the American Dream. They reflect each others masculinity, redefine their dominance, and re-imagined the relationship in surprising ways. The cast features Jeff Kurysz* and David Cerda. Directed by Red Theater Artistic Director Aaron Sawyer, True West will run Jan. 19 through Feb. 17 2019 at The Frontier.
Lee- Evan Linder
Austin: Jeff Kurysz
Saul: David Cerda
Aaron Sawyer Artistic Director
Closing out the season is Walt McGough’s Non-Player Character. Aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable online RPG team. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against her. Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. Directed by Midsommer Flight Artistic Director Beth Wolf, Non-Player Character will go up in April/May 2019.
Director Beth Wolf