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The Plagiarists have announced their 2019-20 season, featuring two plays that lovingly steal from the culture at large.
A remount of their choose-your-own-adventure style sci-fi hit opens the season, dubbed “Season Pass: Deux Over.” Penned by the company and directed by Nick Freed and Paul Kastner, it runs September 12 – October 5 at the McKaw Theatre in Rogers Park.
The second offering is Dusty Wilson’s “Poison,” set in a 17th-century Parisian poison-maker’s laboratory. Christina Casano directs. “Poison” runs February 14 – March 14 at the Berger Park Coach House.
The plagiarists will also present their 50th salon, special events, readings, and more. Full show descriptions from the press release follow:
SEASON PASS: DEUX OVER
by The Plagiarists
Directed by Nick Freed and Paul Kastner
McKaw Theatre, 1439 W Jarvis Ave, Chicago
Preview Thursday, September 12th
Show Runs Friday, September 13th – Saturday, October 5th
Thursday – Saturday nights at 8:00 pm
Industry Night Performance – Monday, September 30th at 8:00 pm
The Plagiarists bring back their delightfully demented sci-fi spectacular where you choose the course of the story, now with 26% more jokes, action, and agonizing DEATH! Think Be Kind Rewind crossed with Star Tours crossed with Choose Your Own Adventure crossed with a childhood spent watching too many cartoons and eating too much sugary cereal. Only you, the audience, can travel through time and save humanity from destruction. From the depths of the ocean, to all of time and space… and beyond, Season Pass: Deux Over will take you on a one-of-kind adventure every time you strap in!
By Dusty Wilson
Directed by Christina Casano
Berger Park Coach House, 6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago
Previews February 14th, 15th, and 19th, 2020
Show Runs Thursday, February 20th – Saturday, March 14th
Thursday – Saturday nights at 8:00 pm, Saturday Matinees at 2:00 pm
Industry Night Performances – Monday, March 2nd & Monday, May 9th at 8:00 pm
In 17th-century Paris, the rich live in a different world from the poor, and women of all classes live on the whims of men. But poison is the secret lubrication on the gears of Paris society: poison-makers are the favorite artisans of the rich and their laboratories the only places where women from all levels of society meet. Madame Bosse could have been a great doctor, but instead must make poisons to feed her family. Monsieur Reynie, Paris’s chief of police, claims to only want the justice, but their battle of will and wit will expose the truth: that justice is only for the rich and powerful.