Here’s the press release from The Artistic Home:
THE ARTISTIC HOME ANNOUNCES ITS MAINSTAGE 2009/2010 SEASON
CHICAGO (September 9, 2009) – The Artistic Home is proud to announce its mainstage season for the 2009-2010 season. The season will open with the rarely produced DAYS TO COME from renowned playwright, Lillian Hellman, continue with the comedic classic THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH by Thorton Wilder, and close with the World Premiere of THE TALLEST MAN by Artistic Home Associate, Jim Lynch. The Artistic Home’s Acting Studio will also produce two works this season to be announced at a later date.
Days to Come by Lillian Hellman, directed by Artistic Director, Kathy Scambiatterra: Filled with love, power, intrigue, and murder, this rarely produced work from one of America’s premiere female playwrights, tells the story of a priveleged Midwestern family who must wrestle with the opposing forces of organized labor and union busters when employees at their small factory go on strike — threatening their fortune, their friendships, and possibly their very existence. Exploring the intersection between the political and the personal, Days to Come examines the struggle for self-determination and the potential fallout that ensues when the disempowered begin to question traditional notions of class and gender.
Days to Come will run October 18 through November 29, 2009, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. Previews are October 13 through 17 at 8:00pm. Opening night begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 on Fridays and Saturdays; $22.00 on Thursdays and Sundays. Preview tickets are $15.00. Season subscriptions are on sale now for $60.00. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theartistichome.org.
The Skin of Our Teeth by Thorton Wilder, directed by Jeff Christian: This Pulitzer Prize-winning comedic classic recounts the numerous travails of an average American nuclear family from New Jersey who survive some not-so-average circumstances, including the Ice Age, the Great Flood, the Napoleonic War to name a few. The play is a testament to the resiliency and fortitude of the human spirit from one of America’s most celebrated playwrights.
The Skin of our Teeth opens February 7 and runs through March 21, 2010, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 3:00pm. Previews are February 2 through 6 at 8:00pm. Opening night begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 on Fridays and Saturdays, $22.00 on Thursdays and Sundays, and subscription tickets are on sale for $60.00. Preview tickets are $15.00. Tickets to this production are only on sale now through subscription packages for $60.00. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date. Preview tickets are $15.00. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theartistichome.org.
The Tallest Man (World Premiere) by Jim Lynch, directed by Associate Artistic Director, John Mossman: As the people of a tiny village in West Ireland struggle with the spectre of poverty, forbidden love, and the dawning of the 20th century, a looming spirit haunts the local pub. Secrets lurk behind every turn of turf and intrigue behind every Irish eye.
The Tallest Man opens June 20 and runs through August 1, 2010, Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, and Sundays at 6:30pm. Previews are June 15 through 19 at 8:00pm. Opening night begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25.00 on Fridays and Saturdays, $22.00 on Thursdays and Sundays, and subscription packages are available for $60.00. Preview tickets are $15.00. Tickets to this production are only on sale now through subscription packages for $60.00. Single tickets will go on sale at a later date. Preview tickets are $15.00. For tickets, call (866) 811-4111 or visit www.theartistichome.org.
The Artistic Home
The Artistic Home is an Equity theatre company noted for their innovative and intimate presentations of rarely-produced classics. Audiences may know The Artistic Home best from their recent Jeff-nominated production of Juno and the Paycock, which also received three After Dark Awards, including “Outstanding Ensemble”. Other productions from The Artistic Home include the Jeff-Nominated Look Homeward, Angel, Modigliani, Landscape of the Body, Natural Affection, Peer Gynt, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress and After the Fall as well as The Madwoman of Chaillot, Unchanging Love, The Miss Firecracker Contest, The Petrified Forest, Orpheus Descending, Three by Synge, and Street Scene which received an After Dark Award for “Outstanding Ensemble.”
For over ten years, The Artistic Home has consistently produced compelling theatre on the north side of Chicago. Starting as an ensemble of thirteen actors, the company has evolved into a group of thirty actors, directors and artistic associates, collaborating to bring timeless stories of human emotion to the Chicago community. First formed in 1998 with the belief that the actor is at the heart of great theater, the company strives to give birth to unforgettable moments; to touch audiences who are increasingly distanced from human contact; to readdress the classics, and to explore new works with passion.