Lookingglass Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Jules Verne's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS - co-adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low (Steve Pickering) and directed by Kersnar - has been extended for a second time, now running until September 9. For information regarding tickets, production personnel - plus photos, videos, and dramaturgy - click through the image below to access the theatre's website.
Photo of Walter Briggs, Kasey Foster and Lanise Shelley by Liz Lauren.
Opening May 23 2018 at Chicago's Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre, a world premiere adaptation by LGT Founding Member David Kersnar and Steve Pickering (Althos Low) of Jules Verne's 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS - directed by Kersnar, and featuring Kasey Foster as ARONNAX and Kareem Bandealy (pictured) as CAPTAIN NEMO.
SLT House Artist Fred Baxter was also engaged by the company to collaborate on the marketing artwork for LGT's 30th Anniversary Season. The above image features an environment by Fred, photography by Sean Williams, and overall layout/art direction by LGT's Sarah Stec. Our own Tom Kyzivat joined Fred on the HARD TIMES graphic - details and process images will be posted soon on our GRAPHICS page.
In the meantime, click on the image for detail and please click here for show and ticket information.
Alastair Reynolds' DIAMOND DOGS has closed it's world premiere run at Chicago's HOUSE Theatre as of March 5th, 2017. We are enormously grateful to HOUSE Artistic Director Nathan Allen and his gang of theatrical ninjas for making this seemingly impossible project a reality, to Robert Kirby of United Agents or his invaluable assistance, and to Al Reynolds, himself (second from left below), for his storytelling genius.
DIAMOND DOGS photos by the always-spectacular Michael Brosilow
The House Theatre has announced that the third production of their 15th Anniversary Season will be Alastair Reynolds' DIAMOND DOGS - adapted by Althos Low (the pen name for Shanghai Low Theatricals), directed by House Artistic Director Nathan Allen - and featuring John Henry Roberts, Christopher Hainsworth, Katherine Keberlein, Abu S. Ansari, Joey Steakley, and Elana Elyce.
Jan 13 - March 5 2017 AD at the Chopin Theatre.
Please check our ADAPTATION page for more details, or click on the above image for the House Theatre website to purchase advance tickets. Season memberships are on sale now - individual show ticket sales begin July 15.
The DIAMOND DOGS poster art is perpetrated by the fine folks at Delicious Design League - concept art of the characters below is the work of SLT House Artists Fred Baxter and Tom Kyzivat.
The Idle Muse Theater Company's production of Conan Doyle's THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES adapted by Althos Low and directed by Evan Jackson has now closed.
Besides winning very positive reviews, it stands as the highest-grossing production in the theatre's ten-year history.
"This new version of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s oft-adapted novel, created for the stage by the same "adaption development group" that did Steppenwolf’s Young Adults' take on Animal Farm in 2014, has many virtues, not the least of which is that the story is retold simply but effectively, with a fine balance between wit and suspense."
- Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader
"The liberties that the adapters take with the story rest on the actor's capable shoulders and what's been added, what's been removed and what's been transformed in this telling are not just believable, the story and the characters are enriched by it."
- Christine Malcolm, Edge Media Network
To access all the reviews, visit the Theatre In Chicago website here.
Thanks to the efforts of SLT's David Blixt, the playscript for BASKERVILLES will be published summer by our friends at Sordelet Ink - featuring cover art by our House Artists Tom Kyzivat and Fred Baxter.
Idle Muse continues it's 10th Anniversary Season with Victor Lodato's THE WOMAN WHO AMUSES HERSELF
For more information, click on the graphic below.