DREAM THEATRE COMPANY announces their TENTH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Chicago’s Dream Theatre Company is proud to announce its tenth anniversary season. The season features the world premier of playwright Jeremy Menekseoglu’s new trilogy: PETER PAN’S SHADOW. This landmark season also includes remounts of Dream Theatre’s past hits THE GRISLY/GLORIOUS ADVENTURE OF CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, WINNIE-THE-POOH AND BILLY MOON and THE DEVILISH CHILDREN AND THE CIVILIZING PROCESS.
All performances are at Dream Theatre Company, located at 556 West 18th Street, Chicago, IL 60616. General admission is $18.00; industry and student tickets are $15.00. Group sales and subscription packages available. For more information, call 773-552-8616 or email [email protected]
PETER PAN’S SHADOW is a new trilogy by Jeremy Menekseoglu. It tells the touching, exhilarating story of the rise and fall of Peter Pan and his Neverland, the birth and salvation of Peter Pan’s Shadow, the breaking of Tinker Bell’s heart, and the struggle to flee from the most dreadful feeling known to man: despair. Telling a Peter Pan story very different from those we have known, Dream Theatre probes the darker corners of Neverland and the selfish boy who forced it into being. This is the new adventure of Peter Pan and the younger sister who believed him to be dead for her entire life; after meeting him and Tinker Bell, it might have been better if that had been the case. This dark and engaging trilogy is a fairytale as only Dream Theatre could imagine it.
PETER PAN’S SHADOW PART ONE: NEVERLAND
February 2nd through March 4th, 2012
PETER, TAKE ME HOME! Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and Peter’s younger sister set out on a harrowing adventure that will result in the birth of Neverland, the accidental creation of Peter’s shadow, and the appearance of a fearsome new enemy on the horizon: Captain James Hook.
PETER PAN’S SHADOW PART TWO: EVERLAND – May, 2012
DEATH TO PETER PAN! After his final battle with Peter Pan, Captain Hook finds himself trapped in the belly of the dreaded crocodile with the unlikeliest of companions – Peter Pan’s Shadow. Together, Hook and the girl who gave him a second chance at salvation must escape from the supernatural creature and satisfy their shared ambition: revenge on Peter Pan.
PETER PAN’S SHADOW PART THREE: PETER PAN AND TINKER BELL – July, 2012
SAVE NEVERLAND – THE MOST ROTTEN PLACE ON EARTH…Captain Hook is supposedly dead, the Shadow has returned to Kensington, and Wendy is gone. Peter Pan falls into despair as he awakens to find Neverland in ruins. Dragging the sole remaining inhabitants with him, Peter Pan embarks on a mad quest to return Neverland to its majesty in hopes of forcing Wendy to return. In the wake of this wasted wandering, Tinker Bell makes a final desperate attempt to tell him that she loves him.
THE DEVILISH CHILDREN AND THE CIVILIZING PROCESS – October, 2012
YOU MUST LEARN ALL GRACE AND MANNERS…Brought back by audience votes, Dream Theatre is proud to remount the dark story of the Devilish Children. Based on the works of Heinrich Hoffman, The Devilish Children and the Civilizing Process tells the story of Little Karl, a boy left by his father at a school for wayward, wicked kinder. His teachers? The Devilish Children.
THE GRISLY/GLORIOUS ADVENTURES OF WINNIE-THE-POOH, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, AND BILLY MOON – December, 2012
THE STORY OF A BOY AND THE BEAR OF VERY LITTLE BRAIN WHO LEFT HIM. Venture once again into the Hundred-Aker Wood, where very terrible occurrences are happening; the forest is flooding, the night won’t end, and there’s no honey. To save their home, Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh set out to discover the root of all the terribleness and embark on their most glorious adventure yet.
About Dream Theatre: Since 1998 Dream Theatre has performed all original productions that include: Audience Annihilated: Women Only Train; A Very Terrible Father; Three Women Driven Insane; The Grisly/Glorious Adventure of Christopher Robin, Winnie-the-Pooh and Billy Moon; Downward Facing; The Devilish Children and the Civilizing Process; The Agon Trilogy (Agamemnon, Electra & Orestes); Aelita & Shiny Boxes; The Black Duckling; Somewhere in Texas; Sequestered; Cold; The Samaritan Syndrome; Baby Killers; SlowAnna; Anna, in the Darkness; Medea; Antigone; Ismene and Sister 121. Recently, Dream Theatre received “Best New Play: THE AGON TRILOGY” and “Best Off-Loop Theatre Company” (Chicago Reader, 2010). Now entering its tenth season, Dream Theatre continues to strive to deliver the highest art in its most raw, unflinching and entertaining form. Dream Theatre Company is: Jeremy Menekseoglu (Artistic Director/Playwright), Anna W. Menekseoglu (Managing Director), Giau Truong, Annelise Lawson, Chad Sheveland, Mishelle Apalategui and Rachel Martindale.
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