Genesis Announces 2017 Season

Genesis Announces 2017 Season

Genesis Theatrical Productions has announced their 2017 season which includes the Chicago premiere of Shirley Lauro’s RADIANT. In addition to the three show season, Genesis will also produce several holiday-themed shows as well as their staged reading series, FIRST GENERATION.

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Genesis Theatrical Productions 2017 Season

By Shirley Lauro
Chicago Premiere
May 2017
Athenaeum Theater
Directed by Kaitlin Taylor

RADIANT portrays the tempestuous life of scientist Marie Curie struggling for acceptance in turn of the century Europe.

By Stephanie Liss
August 2017
Athenaeum Theater
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Elayne LaTraunik

SISTER AFRICA recounts the effort to aid female victims in the Congo’s ongoing civil war. Liss draws on her own experiences in the Congo, weaving real-life stories in telling this rich and emotional story.

By Savyon Liebrecht
Date TBA
Directed by Patrick Murphy

THE BANALITY OF LOVE examines the affair between Hannah Arendt, a Jew, and Philosopher and Nazi-sympathizer, Martin Heidegger.

Genesis Theatrical Productions is continuing its staged reading series, First Generation , with ARBUCKLE’S RAPE by Louis Phillips, OLD ROMEO by Joseph Powers, TWO LIGHTS by Brett Busang and THE TRIAL OF HERSCHEL GREEN by Alice Josephs, Barbara Trainin Blank, and Dean B. Kaner. Dates, location and directors TBA.

In addition, Genesis plans to offer several holiday shows including THE LITTLE WITCH OF WICHITA this coming Halloween, followed by TRUE MAGIC for the Christmas season. Details coming soon.

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