Marti Lyons directs the Chicago Premiere of Mine by New York-based, Kentucky-born playwright Laura Marks Chicago Premiere at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Hillary Clemens, Gabriel Franken, Alexandra Main, Cyd Blakewell, and Deborah Ann Smith are featured in the thriller from June 13 to August 11, 2013. Single tickets are $25-$30 and are available by calling 773-283-7071 or visiting www.thegifttheatre.org.
The Strange Tree Group presents the world premiere of Elizabeth Bagby’s time travel comedy The Half-Brothers Mendelssohn from June 18 to July 20 at Chicago’s Signal Ensemble Theatre on 1802 W. Berenice Avenue. Cory Aiello, Kate Nawrocki, Stuart Ritter, Jenifer Starewich, Audrey Flagel, Andy Hager, Brandon Ruiter and Joe Stearns appear in the play under the direction of Thrisa Hodits. Visit www.strangetree.org for tickets.
Bailiwick Chicago Theater concludes its 2012/13 season with the world premiere of the Filipino-American family drama Mahal by Resident Playwright Danny Bernardo from June 26 to August 2 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.stage773.com. Under the direction of Erica Weiss, the play features F. Karmann Bajuyo, Patrick Byrnes, Joseph Anthony Foronda, Kate Garassino, Jillian Jocson, Kevin Matthew Reyes, Blair Robertson and Dominique Worsley.
Sideshow Theatre Company concludes its 2012/13 season with the world premiere of Carrie Barrett’s The Burden of Not Having a Tail directed by Ensemble Member Megan A. Smith from June 29to August 4 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago. This darkly comical, one-woman show features ensemble member Karie Miller in an interactive experience with the audience. Tickets are available at www.sideshowtheatre.org.
Closing out its 25th Anniversary Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the world premiere of Keith Huff’s Big Lake Big City directed by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer.
“Big Lake Big City is the perfect way to wrap up a 25th Anniversary Season that has highlighted the wide range of styles and work that Lookingglass consistently brings to the Chicago stage,” says Artistic Director Andrew White. “It’s great to have one of our founding Ensemble members, David Schwimmer, back in the director’s chair to help celebrate this milestone year, and both he and Keith are so damn funny and so damn smart, this show is sure to be an hilarious, dark, and brilliant ride.”
The cast includes Thomas J. Cox, Anthony Fleming III, Philip R. Smith, Kareem Bandealy, Katherine Cunningham, Danny Goldring, Beth Lacke, Eddie Martinez, J. Salome Martinez, and Wendy Mateo.
Tickets are on sale for the production which runs from June 19 through August 11 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago’s historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. To order, visit www.lookingglasstheatre.org or call 312-337-0665.