Here’s the press release from BoHo Theatre:
BOHO THEATRE ANNOUNCES ITS 2011/12 SEASON
CHICAGO— BoHo Theatre is excited to unveil our production lineup for our 2011/12 Season. This upcoming season will mark the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble’s eighth producing season and also its second year as a resident company at Theater Wit at 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Lakeview.
BoHo structures each of its seasons around the four pillars of Bohemian philosophy: Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love. We feel this combination of ideas, along with our dedication to music, language, and rich visual expression, represents the ultimate aspiration of the human soul. This upcoming season’s schedule will include:
By Stephen Schwartz and Roger O. Hirson
October 15 – November 20, 2011
Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan, Choreographed by Brenda Didier
Where is the journey of life taking you? This is the existential question that drives Pippin, the eldest son of France’s King Charlemange, as he dabbles in adventures, war, murder, isolation, and love. The action is revealed through the surreal and anachronistic staging of a troupe of actors dead-set on crafting Pippin’s life into the perfect play, until Pippin himself begins to look outside the script for his answers.
By Moliere, Adapted by Ranjit Bolt
Directed by Peter Robel
January 13 – February 12, 2012
Moliere’s scandalous farce crackles with humor and wit in Ranjit Bolt’s modern-language adaptation. When the patriarch of a wealthy falls under the spell of Tartuffe, a con-man masquerading as a man of God, his family goes to hilarious lengths to show him the error of his ways. But it seems the cunning Tartuffe is always one step ahead of the game…
By N. Richard Nash
April 6 – May 6, 2012
Directed by Stephen Genovese
Saddled to a failing cattle ranch in the Dust Bowl with a family of menfolk, Lizzy Curry has just about given up hope of finding love and escape. But when a charming trickster named Starbuck breezes into town promising to bring rain for $100, Lizzy’s father gives the man the last of the family’s savings, knowing that what he has to offer them, and Lizzy, is more than just rain. The Rainmaker is a classic American tale of the power of hope during hard times.
A musical by Tina Landau and Adam Guettel
June 15 – July 15, 2012
Directed by Peter Marston Sullivan
In January of 1925, Kentucky explorer Floyd Collins was searching for a cave system whose tourist draw would make his family rich. Instead, he became trapped in a narrow crawlway 55 feet below ground. His family’s rescue attempts quickly create a national media circus, and rescue begins to take a backseat to profit. This true story features a musical style drawn from authentic bluegrass, folk, and Americana.
BoHo Theatre continues our current 2010/11 Season at Theater Wit with Dirty Blonde by Claudia Shear running April 1 through May 1, directed by Artistic Advisor Stephen Genovese. Our current season ends with Icarus by Edwin Sanchez, running June 25 through July 23. For more information on our current and upcoming season, please visit us online at www.bohotheatre.com.
* * *BoHo Theatre seeks to challenge convention through literary originality and eclectic expression while fostering an ever-evolving artistic environment in which people are inspired to learn, think, dream, and feel; to teach others and ourselves how to expand, create, and present art through theatre while reveling not only in the process, but also in the journey.
Artistic Director: Peter Marston Sullivan
Executive Director: Peter Blair
Artistic Advisor: Stephen Genovese
Executive Advisor: Thomas Samorian
Associate Artistic Director: Peter Robel
Managing Director: Ryan Guhde
Media Director: Charles Riffenburg
Casting Coordinator: Stephanie Sullivan
Secretary: Mary Kate Robel
Company Members: Anna Hammonds, Rebecca Mauldin, Sean Thomas