Here’s the press release from Promethean Theatre Ensemble:
PROMETHEAN THEATRE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES THEIR SIXTH SEASON: DON NIGRO’S
SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER, SHAKESPEARE’S HENRY V
June 28, 2011- CHICAGO, IL: Promethean Theatre Ensemble will launch its sixth season with the
unconventional romance by Don Nigro, Seascape with Sharks and Dancer. Season six will finish with a reimagined take on William Shakespeare’s Henry V.
When Ben pulls Tracy out of the ocean and brings her back to his home, a strong bond quickly forms between the two strangers. Despite their vast differences in background and worldview- or perhaps because of them- sparks fly as they begin to open up to each other. A raw, honest and quirky look at romantic partnership, Don Nigro’s play explores the fear, joy, pain and wonder of learning to trust someone new.
Seascape with Sharks and Dancer will be directed by Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s Artistic Director Beth Wolf. “At its heart, this play is about two broken people trying to become whole again,” says Wolf. “As a director, I am excited to explore the complex relationship of these two characters; they are both gorgeously flawed and incredibly human. I am also excited that Promethean is exploring new territory by producing a smaller play. This will be a new creative challenge for us.” Seascape with Sharks and Dancer will start PTE ensemble members Anne Korajczyk (Bury the Dead, The Illusion) as Tracy and Nick Lake (Spring Awakening, The Fantasticks, The Last Unicorn) as Ben. Seascape with Sharks and Dancer will run from November 4 to December 10, 2011 at The Artistic Home studio space at 3914 N Clark Street in Chicago, with performances taking place Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Opening night will be on Saturday, November 5 at 8 p.m. (the Friday November 4 performance is a preview). There is also an added performance for the convenience of the press on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be ordered by phone at 800-838-3006 or at www.prometheantheatre.org starting July 15.
The sixth season will continue with William Shakespeare’s Henry V, directed by Promethean Theatre Ensemble’s Executive Director Brian Pastor. A modern approach to Shakespeare’s classic tale of greed and entitlement, Promethean’s production will feature projections and modern music to help paint a picture of the atrocities of war and the disconnect between morale on the battlefield and on the home front. More details will be announced at a later date.
Since their inaugural production of Christopher Durang’s Beyond Therapy in 2006, Promethean Theatre Ensemble has collaborated to create theatre that fuses simplicity of design with intelligent, passionate storytelling. With the support of its dedicated ensemble, Promethean has gone on to produce Our Country’s Good, The Light of Love, Six Characters in Search of an Author, The Illusion (Jeff Recommended), Measure for Measure, The Last Unicorn, The Fantasticks, Spring Awakening, Kennedy’s Children, Bury the Dead and their popular Evening of Shakespeare series. The company has also collaborated with the Chicago and Evanston Public Libraries to offer theatre education to teens. For more information, please contact Ed Rutherford (contact info listed above) or visit www.prometheantheatre.org.
FAST FACT SHEET, SEASCAPE WITH SHARKS AND DANCER
WHAT: Don Nigro’s Seascape with Sharks and Dancer, produced by Promethean Theatre Ensemble
WHEN: Official Opening: November 5, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Runs Friday, November 4 – Saturday, December 10
Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 3 p.m.
Exceptions: Additional press performance offered on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Artistic Home studio space, 3914 N Clark Street, Chicago, IL
TICKETS: $20. To reserve tickets call 1-800-838-3006 or visit www.prometheantheatre.org starting July 15
CAST: Anne Korajczyk*, Nick Lake*
DIRECTOR: PTE Artistic Director Beth Wolf*
*-PTE ensemble member
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: When Ben pulls Tracy out of the ocean and brings her back to his home, a strong bond quickly forms between the two strangers. Despite their vast differences in background and worldview- or perhaps because of them- sparks fly as they begin to open up to each other. A raw, honest and quirky look at romantic partnership, Don Nigro’s play explores the fear, joy, pain and wonder of learning to trust someone new.