The Filament Theatre Ensemble today announced the final show of their 2011-2012 season: the Chicago Premiere of Hank Williams: Lost Highway, performing at The Athenaeum Theatre June 8 – July 8, 2012.
In the span of his short life, Hank Williams changed the landscape of American popular music forever. Lost Highway follows Williams from his roots in Alabama to his meteoric rise to stardom on the stage of the world-famous Grand Ole Opry. This toe-tapping musical tribute showcases what Williams did best: performing, and features over 20 of Williams's best loved songs, performed live by Hank and the Drifting Cowboys, including timeless classics such as "Move It On Over", "Jambalaya", and "Your Cheatin' Heart". A humorous and heartfelt tribute, Hank Williams: Lost Highway reveals an intimate portrait of the passionate and troubled man behind the music.
Hank Williams Lost Highway is directed by Filament Artistic Director Julie Ritchey and Associate Artistic Director Omen Sade, and features the work of Peter Oyloe (Hank), Mary Spearen (Audrey), Sam Quinn (Jimmy), Jesse Woelfel (Hoss), Eric Labanauskas (Leon), Gerald Richardson (Tee-Tot), Danon Dastugue (Mama Lilly), Bill O'Neill (Fred Rose), Tim McNulty (Shag), and Bryce Gangel (The Waitress).
Henry Behel (Scenic Design), Noel Huntzinger (Costume Design), Melissa Schlesinger (Sound Designer), Nicholas J. Caroll (Lighting Design), Jen Bukovsky (Stage Manager), Kati Sweaney (Dramaturg), Matt Kahler (Music Direction) and Peter Oyloe (Graphic Design). Previews are June 8. Opening night is June 9, and performances continue every Thursday through Saturday at 7:30PM and Sundays at 3PM until July 8. All performances are at The Athenaeum Theatre at 2926 N. Southport Ave. Chicago, IL 60657.
Tickets are on sale now. More information on tickets can be found at www.filamenttheatre.org/tickets or on the Athenaeum Theatre website www.athenaeumtheatre.com