About Face Announces Next Season and Partial Casting

About Face Announces Next Season and Partial Casting

Pictured: Keira Fromm and Megan Carney

About Face Theatre has announced the lineup for its 2017-18 Season, kicking off this fall with SIGNIFICANT OTHER by Joshua Harmon, co-produced with Theater Wit. The Midwest premiere is directed by About Face Artistic Associate Keira Fromm and features Artistic Associate Alex Weisman. The 22nd season continues in 2018 with the Midwest premieres of R. Eric Thomas’ mystery TIME IS ON OUR SIDE directed by Megan Carney, and Bryna Turner’s comedy BULL IN A CHINA SHOP directed by Fromm with an all-female cast that includes Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins. The season concludes next summer with a yet-to-be-titled production by the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble.

Pictured: Joshua Harmon, R. Eric Thomas and Bryna Turner


About Face Theatre’s 17/18 Season (from the press release):

November 2 – December 10, 2017
SIGNIFICANT OTHER – Midwest Premiere
By Joshua Harmon
Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm
Featuring AFT Artistic Associate Alex Weisman. Additional casting to be announced.

Jordan Berman is a single gay man in New York City. Mr. Right is nowhere on his horizons. As he’s nearing his 30s, his close group of girlfriends begin getting married en masse. What happens when you feel like life is leaving you behind but you’re still expected to be at the forefront cheering on your friends on their perfect wedding day? Significant Other is a bittersweet comedy about friendship, single-hood and hoping you’re not the one choking on car exhaust as the “Just Married” sign disappears from view.

March 1 – April 8, 2018
TIME IS ON OUR SIDE – Midwest Premiere
By R. Eric Thomas
Directed by Megan Carney

Annie loves the past. Curtis lives for the future. Together they host a wildly unpopular podcast from Annie’s living room in which they “queer” history, reinterpreting Philadelphia’s lore through a modern, intersectional lens. When Annie finds a family heirloom that reveals a buried connection to the early LGBT rights movement, the political suddenly gets explosively personal. Time is on Our Side’s shape-shifting plot bounds gleefully from the Underground Railroad to pop culture futurity, as Annie and Curtis search for answers to the questions “How do we let go of the past? And when will it let go of us?”

May 24 – July 1, 2018
BULL IN A CHINA SHOP – Midwest Premiere
By Bryna Turner
Directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm
Featuring AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins. Additional casting to be announced.

Bull in a China Shop is a play about Mary Woolley and her partner, Jeanette Marks, two brilliant women who reimagined and revolutionized women’s education at the turn of the twentieth century. This fast-moving feminist comedy chronicles the growth of the women’s suffrage movement, as well as Mary and Jeanette’s romantic relationship. It examines the strength it takes to find your voice, be brave and feel less at odds with the world.

About Face Theatre is in residence at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For more information on season subscriptions and single tickets visit aboutfacetheatre.com.

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