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Pictured: Nora Lise Ulrey
Exit 63 Theatre has announced the lineup for its second season, titled “Unhinged,” which will feature three productions, including two Chicago premieres.
The season starts with Nora Lise Ulrey directing the Chicago premiere of Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa’s DARK MATTERS in January, followed by Steve Yockey’s WOLVES, directed by Derek Van Barham in May, and concluding in the fall of 2019 with Jenny Rachel Weiner’s HORSE GIRLS, directed by Connor Baty.
Exit 63 Theatre’s 2019 Season (from the press release):
January 10 – January 20, 2019
DARK MATTERS — Chicago Premiere
By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Directed by Nora Lise Ulrey
In an isolated house at the edge of a cornfield, in the mountains of Virginia, something almost beyond belief is happening to the Cleary family. When Bridget Cleary goes missing, in the dead of the night, her husband Michael and son, Jeremy, scramble to help Sheriff Richard Egan find her. Then, as suddenly as she vanished, Bridget reappears, talking about strange visitations and otherworldly beings. Is she lying? Or are supernatural forces at work?
May 16 — June 2, 2019
WOLVES: A PREDATORY FAIRY TALE — Chicago Premiere
By Steve Yockey
Directed by Derek Van Barham
Two men’s folie à deux overtakes their small apartment and spills out onto city streets. When ex-boyfriend Jack brings a strange man home to woodland-obsessed Ben’s apartment, the Narrator can barely keep a lid on the looming violence. This “deconstruction” of the Little Red Riding Hood story is a darkly comic, predatory fairy tale for adults that explores the conflation of sex and fear in modern culture, the comfort of lava lamps, and the dangers of a handy ax.
September 5 — September 22, 2019
By Jenny Rachel Weiner
Directed by Connor Baty
BoYz may come and Go, bUt hOrSes aRe 4ever… Twelve-year-old Ashleigh rules the Lady Jean Ladies, South Florida’s most exclusive horse club. News that her family’s stables are being sold and their horses killed for meat throws the Ladies into crisis in this dark comedy of middle school deception and lies.
For more information on Exit 63 Theatre’s 2019 season visit exit63theatre.com.