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Shattered Globe Theatre has announced the three shows that will make up its 2018-19 season, kicking off this fall with Chris Hannan’s new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s CRIME AND PUNISHMENT directed by ensemble member Louis Contey. In the Winter SGT partners with Theater Wit to co-produce Will Eno’s heartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler. The season concludes next spring with Kate Fodor’s drama HANNAH AND MARTIN with Contey returning to direct.
Shattered Globe Theatre’s 2018-19 Season (from the press release):
September 6 – October 20, 2018
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Adapted for the stage by Chris Hannan
Based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Directed by ensemble member Louis Contey
One of the great stories of world literature comes to life in this fresh, theatrical adaptation featuring an ensemble of 11 actors as chorus and conscience.
As Raskolnikov plays a dangerous cat and mouse game with a mercurial investigating magistrate, a psychological thriller unspools and probes how far humanity might go when driven by disillusionment and whether any crime can be justified by a higher purpose.
January 11 – March 9, 2019
THE REALISTIC JONESES – Chicago Premiere!
By Will Eno
Directed by Jeremy Wechsler
A bucolic evening, which begins in a suburban backyard, evolves into a funny, intimate and profound meditation on life. The four Joneses attempt to muddle through the strange and amazing moments of each day knowing that “talking with someone can make you feel better,” but fearing that actual communication may elude them in the end. THE REALISTIC JONESES was recently named one of the “25 Best Plays since Angels in America” by the New York Times.
April 11 – May 25, 2019
HANNAH AND MARTIN
By Kate Fodor
Directed by ensemble member Louis Contey*
Based on the tumultuous love affair between Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and renowned philosopher Martin Heidegger, this soul-stirring drama focuses on the crisis that erupts when Arendt discovers that her lover and former teacher is using his brilliance and fame to help further the goals of the Nazi Party.
The full 2018-19 Season will be presented at Shattered Globe’s resident home, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit shatteredglobe.org.