Remy Bumppo Announces Partial Casting and Lineup for 18/19 Season

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has announced partial casting and the three-show lineup that will make up its 22nd Season.

Producing Artistic Director Nick Sandys says, “This season we are thrilled to present three Chicago premieres that travel the length and breadth of style and substance, yet all examine the divisions and dualities within us in uniquely theatrical ways—a chilling science-fiction classic told from a startlingly new viewpoint, an award-winning mystery that takes you inside a crumbling mind, and a charming Irish-American literary romance that plays with time.”

In October, the company will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, FRANKENSTEIN, in a new adaptation by Nick Dear, directed by Remy Bumppo Artistic Assistant Ian Frank. Taking a cue from the National Theatre production, Nick Sandys and Greg Matthew Anderson will alternate playing the creator and the creature, alongside Eliza Stoughton.

THE FATHER makes its Chicago premiere in January. Directed by Kay Martinovich and featuring David Darlow and Linda Gillum, Florian Zeller’s tragi-comic mystery is billed as an unsentimental look at the cruelties of love, the limits of patience, and the unsettling process of mental decay.

Remy Bumppo’s 22nd season will conclude with the BLOOMSDAY, directed by J.R. Sullivan and featuring Annabel Armour and Shawn Douglass. Steven Dietz’s lyrical new love story, set against the backdrop of Joyce’s “Ulysses,” opens in May.

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