Due to unforeseen circumstances, Oracle Productions announces changes to the schedule for their main stage adaptation of THE SANDMAN by E.T.A. Hoffman. All pertinent information is below. Oracle's staff greatly appreciates the efforts of media outlets to provide accurate information to the public. Please take a moment to update any calendars or web pages to reflect the changes below. In addition, Oracle's Board of Directors apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause to editors, reviewers, and staff schedules.
The New Performance Information:
by E.T.A. Hoffman
Adaptation by Bob Fisher
Directed by Max Truax
Opens June 1, 2012.
Runs through June 30, 2012.
The New Performance Schedule
Friday, Saturday, and Monday nights at 8PM. Sundays at 4:30PM.
Special "Livestream edition" performance on Thursday, June 28 at 8PM.
No performances June 16.
Admission is free through Oracle's Public Access Theatre. Seats are sponsored by the forty4, and Oracle's season sponsor is Salvi, Shostock & Pritchard P.C. Reservations are strongly recommended. Visit oracletheatre.org to request seats.
The cast features Dave Belden playing dual roles of Nathaniel's father and Coppelius. The cast also features Chris Hart as Nathaniel (present), Ben Hertel as Nathaniel (past) and Lothaire, and Simina Contras in the dual roles of Clara and Olympia (the automaton).
The design team features video design by Oracle's Executive Producer Ben Fuchsen. Puppet design is by Tracy Otwell, who won a 2011 Equity Jeff Award for her design work on Lookingglass's THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON. Lighting design is by Karen Thompson. Company Member Laura Smith is Assistant Director. The design team also features DeChantel Kosmatka as Costume Designer, Danielle Stack as Sound Designer, Justin Snyder as Technical Director, Allison Goetzman as Stage Manager, and Terri Falvey as Graphic Designer. Max Truax and Justin Snyder are Set Designers.
Oracle B*Sides presents 2 plays by Rory Jobst
On June 5, 2012, Hawkeye Plainview Productions (in association with Oracle) opens a B*Sides run of THE RORSKY PLAYS, an evening of two one-act plays by Chicago theatre artist (and Oracle company member) Rory Jobst. Hawkeye Plainview explores the personas of pre-existing characters, celebrities, and archetypes, and puts them in social situations that reveal something new and different. THE RORSKY PLAYS open June 5, 2012, and runs through July 1. More details below.
Samuel Beckett, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND The Crickets
By Rory Jobst
Directed by Joshua Ellison
While living in rural France, Irish Nobel-winning playwright Samuel Beckett drove his friend's son, Andre Rousimoff, to school, because the 12-year-old boy was too big to fit in the local school bus. This boy would grow up to become the iconic professional wrestler, Andre the Giant. Inspired by a true story, this one-act imagines one particular drive to school, chock full of Beckett's existential absurdities and Andre's zest for life. This is a remount of a successful production from 2012's Rhinoceros Theatre Festival.
The Cast Includes:
BF Helman plays Samuel Beckett
Christopher Marcum plays Andre Rousimoff (Andre the Giant)
Daniel Day-Lewis AND THE BIG POTATAS
by Rory Jobst
Directed by Stephen F. Murray
Masha, a cute female film geek, runs into famed method-actor Daniel Day-Lewis in a pet cemetery while he is deep in character, preparing for a role in a horror creature feature. She then uncovers many intimate details about the project he is preparing for, and involves herself in the creative process.