AstonRep Theatre Company New Season Includes ‘God of Carnage’ and Chicago Premiere of ‘Next Fall’

AstonRep Theatre Company will present God of Carnage and the Chicago Premiere of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts which captured the 2010 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best New American Play and a Tony Award nomination for Best Play. In June, AstonRep will conclude the season with the 5th Annual Writer’s Series.

God of Carnage  by Yasmina Reza
October 19-November 19, 2012
at The BoHo Theatre at Heartland Studio
7016 N Glenwood Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60626
After a schoolyard altercation between two 11-year-old boys, the parents meet for a civilized discussion of the incident. Societal armor is stripped away and brutish, animalistic madness reigns. With AstonRep’s recent development of bringing life to acclaimed newer works in an intimate environment, this dynamic play is an excellent candidate. God of Carnage will feature ensemble members Amy Kasper, Ray Kasper, and Robert Tobin and will be directed by veteran Chicago director Doug Long.

Next Fall  by Geoffrey Nauftts (Chicago Premiere)
April 19-May 19, 2013
at The BoHo Theatre at Heartland Studio
7016 N Glenwood Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60626
Set in present-day New York, Adam and Luke, despite being polar opposites, come together as a couple. Adam is an older, neurotic at heiSt. Luke is a care-free actor and a devout Christian. When Luke is seriously injured and sent into a coma, his family and friends converge and collide. A comical, timely, and heartbreaking story is told of the bond we share beyond ideological differences. Next Fall will be directed by Derek Bertelsen, the director of last spring’s highly-acclaimed production of Doubt.

AstonRep 5th Annual Writers Series Summer 2013 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622  7016 N Glenwood Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60626

AstonRep will presents its 5th annual full-day event of staged readings by some of the best Chicago playwrights helping to expose new works and the next generation of great Chicago playwrights.

AstonRep Theatre Company is an ensemble of artists focused on keeping theatre relevant by producing new works, revisiting and re-imagining classics, and uncovering timely, rarely-produced works of the past. Recent productions include Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Closer, 4Pinter (Chicago Reader Pick of the Week) and Labour and Leisure – The Joe Orton Plays. AstonRep is also committed to developing theatrical programs designed to introduce and inspire up and coming generations of creative professionals and supporters of the arts in Chicago and beyond. Visit the website at www.astonrep.com.