Writers' Theatre continues its season with Yellow Moon, by David Greig and directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. The production runs April 16 - August 4, 2013, performed at Books on Vernon - 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe. Press Openings are Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:30 and Thursday, April 25, 2013 at 7:30pm.
This is the ballad of Leila and Lee-a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde who learn that they aren't alone in the world the night that they discover each other. Their wild ramble across the Scottish highlands in search of an absent father is told in a series of lyrical narratives that will immerse audiences in the action, forging a breathless drama of beauty in the darkness.
Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden (Travels With My Aunt, Hesperia) directs this intimate, thrilling bookstore production.
The cast includes: Karen Janes Woditsch (Jenni/Holly/Narrator), Josh Salt (Lee), Ashleigh Lathrop (Leila), and John Lister (Billy/Frank/Narrator).
The creative team includes: Kevin Depinet (Scenic Design), Rachel Anne Healy (Costumes), Nick Heggestad (Props), Lee Fiskness (Lighting), Chris Kriz (Sound) and Eva Breneman (Dialect and Vocal Coach). Julie Ritchey is the Assistant Director and Becky Pechter is the Stage Manager.
Tickets, subscriptions and memberships are available at the Box Office, 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe, 847-242-6000 and writerstheatre.org.
Please note that the dates recently changed to accommodate Writers' hit production of The Letters.
Dates: First performance: April 16, 2013. Press openings: April 24, 2013 at 7:30pm; April 25, 2013 at 7:30pm. Closing performance: August 4, 2013. Schedule: Tuesdays: 7:30pm; Wednesdays: 7:30pm (with select 2:00pm matinees); Thursdays & Fridays: 8:00pm; Saturdays: 4:00pm and 8:00pm; and Sundays: 2:00pm and 6:00pm. All performances take place at Books on Vernon - 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe
Prices for all performances range from $35 - $60. Purchase early for best prices. Box Office: The Box Office is located at 376 Park Avenue, Glencoe; 847-242-6000; www.writerstheatre.org.
Over the past twenty seasons, Writers' Theatre has become a major Chicagoland cultural destination with a national reputation for excellence. Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers' Theatre has been deemed the "best drama company in the nation" by the Wall Street Journal and achieved twenty years of surplus operations. The company, which plays to a sold-out and discerning audience of 35,000 patrons each season, has garnered critical praise for the consistent high quality and intimacy of its artistry. Prized for the finest interpretations of classic and Contemporary Theatre in its two intensely intimate venues, Writers' Theatre's acclaimed work includes Artistic Director Michael Halberstam's world premiere in Glencoe and subsequent production of A Minister's Wife at Lincoln Center Theater; David Cromer's productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Picnic; and the commissioning, world premiere and New York premiere of Crime and Punishment, which has received more than 30 subsequent regional Theater Productions.
In July, 2011, Writers' Theatre announced the hiring of the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by principle Jeanne Gang, FAIA to design a new home for the Theatre in downtown Glencoe which will once again allow the Theatre to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility will resonate with and complement the Theatre's neighboring Glencoe community and will add tremendous value to Chicagoland and the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.