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Theatre Tue Mar 27 2012

Lookingglass Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season

25th Season.jpgThe Lookingglass Theatre has announced its 2012-2013 season and is celebrating 25 years of successful, engaging and thought provoking performances. The year will feature the return of a critically acclaimed play and premiers of shows never before seen on the Chicago stage.

The season will commence in September with a Chicago revival of Metamorphoses, which debuted at Lookingglass in 2002 and quickly led to a run on Broadway. The show earned Ensemble Member and writer and director Mary Zimmerman the 2002 Tony Award for Best Director. Zimmerman draws from Ovid's myths to weave an intriguing story within an imaginative setting.

In January, the Lookingglass will host the Chicago premiere of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo, written by Rajiv Joseph and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. This 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist is a dark comedy that follows two US Marines and an Iraqi translator after an encounter with a now-deceased but still very pissed-off tiger.

Two plays will be making their world premiers this season. Still Alice is adapted and directed by Ensemble Member Christine Mary Dunford from the New York Times' bestselling novel by Lisa Genova. It's a heartbreaking, yet hopeful story of a professor who, in the midst of her study of the human brain, finds that her own mind is beginning to fade. Big Lake Big City, written by Keith Huff and Directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer, is a tongue-in-cheek comedy filled with eclectic characters, mystery, betrayal and dizzying double identities.

The iconic theater is located in Chicago's landmark Water Tower Water Works at 821 N. Michigan Ave., and is dedicated to creating story-centered theatrical work as well as serving the community with programs that encourage creativity, teamwork and confidence.

Subscriptions to the 2012-2013 season are $126-$234 for four plays and can be purchased online.

 
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