Following its critically acclaimed hits The Quality of Life and Faith Healer, The Den Theatre continues its 2012/13 season with the world premiere of CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT by Don Nigro, directed by ensemble member Ron Wells, playing February 12 - March 16, 2013 on The Den's mainstage at 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave in Chicago's Wicker Park Neighborhood. CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT features Sam Guinan-Nyhart, Ben Hertel, Matthew Isler and Justine Turner. Tickets are currently available at www.brownpapertickets.com. The press performance is Friday, February 15 at 7:30 pm.
Step into the rich, strange atmosphere of black and white crime dramas from the 1940s, combined with the city paintings of Edward Hopper, in this witty, laconic homage to 'film noir' movies. It's hot on the heels of World War II when a small-time New York hood's paranoia reaches the breaking point. Convinced that his girlfriend Anna is hiding something from him, Gus enlists his friend Tony, a shell-shocked veteran, to start tailing her, drawing him into a nightmarish triangle of obsession and betrayal. The Den Theatre dims the lights and breaks out the popcorn for this taut, edge-of your seat tale of mystery, romance and suspense...a rich and stylish throwback to the days of post-war intrigue and classic Hollywood filmmaking.
The production team for CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT includes: Henry Behel (scenic designer), Rachel Parent (costume designer), Cat Wilson (lighting designer), Mikey Moran (sound designer), Kris Kontour (technical director) and Shelley J. Crosby (stage manager).
Title: CITY OF DREADFUL NIGHT
Playwright: Don Nigro
Director: Ensemble member Ron Wells
Featuring: Sam Guinan-Nyhart (Tony), Ben Hertel (Philly), Matthew Isler (Gus) and Justine Turner (Anna).
Location: The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago
Dates: Previews: Tuesday, February 12, Wednesday, February 13 and Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 pm.
Press Opening: Friday, February 15 at 7:30 pm
Regular run: Saturday, February 16 - Saturday, March 16, 2013
Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm.
Tickets: $25 ($15 previews). Available at www.brownpapertickets.com