Irish Theatre of Chicago’s Midwest Premiere of IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN – March 2 – April 10, 2016

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unnamed (5)Irish Theatre of Chicago is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Gary Mitchell’s intense thriller IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN, directed by Associate Artistic Director Jeri Frederickson, playing March 2 – April 10, 2016 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.irishtheatreofchicago.org

IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN features ensemble members Jeff DuhiggMatthew IslerRobert Kauzlaric and Jodi Kingsley with guest artist Gage Wallace.

Set against the violent tremors in the North, three brothers are thrust into a tense whodunit where one of them must pay for a heinous crime. A wry, moral and psychological thriller from Northern Ireland’s preeminent playwright.

The production team for IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN includes: Merje Veski (scenic design), Elizabeth Shorrock (costume design), Smooch Medina (lighting design), Thomas Dixon (sound design) Ian Jerome (properties design) and Margaret McCall (dramaturg).

PRODUCTION DETAILS:

Title: IN A LITTLE WORLD OF OUR OWN

Playwright: Gary Mitchell

Director: Associate Artistic Director Jeri Frederickson

Cast: ensemble members Jeff Duhigg (Gordon), Matthew Isler (Ray), Robert Kauzlaric (Walter) and Jodi Kingsley (Deborah) with guest artist Gage Wallace (Richard).

Location: The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago

Dates: Preview: Wednesday, March 2 at 7:30 pm

Press performanceThursday, March 3 at 7:30 pm

Regular run: Friday, March 4 – Sunday, April 10, 2016

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm.

Tickets: Preview $12. Regular run $26 Thursdays/Fridays, $30 Saturdays/Sundays. Seniors/students $5 off. Tickets are currently available at www.irishtheatreofchicago.org.

*Denotes ensemble member of Irish Theatre of Chicago

CREATIVE BIOGRAPHIES:

Gary Mitchell (Playwright) was born in Rathcoole, North Belfast in 1965. In 1990, his first radio play won a BBC Radio 4 Young Playwrights Festival Award, and in 1995 won the Stewart Parker Award. In 1998, In A Little World of Our Own won the Irish Times Theatre Award for best new play and was performed for the Abbey Theatre’s first visit to the Lyric, Belfast. Also in 1998, he won the Belfast Drama Award for In A Little World of Our Own and Sinking, and was made Writer in Residence at the Royal National Theatre, London. He has gone on to win the Pearson Best New Play prize for Trust, and for The Force of Change both the George Devine Award and the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright. Other plays include Remnants of Fear, Suicide BlondeLove MattersRe-energize and Demented, which was just presented at the Lyric Theatre in Belfast. In 2001, Mitchell adapted his play As the Beast Sleeps for the screen and filmed by BBC. In November 2005, he was forced out of his home in Rathcoole, Belfast, after it was attacked by Loyalist paramilitaries and he and his family now live at a secret location.

Jeri Frederickson (Director) is the associate artistic director of Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachaí Theatre, and a proud ensemble member also serving as literary manager. She calls Chicago home as a writer, director and curator. Recent collaborators include: Stone Soup Shakespeare, Whiskey Rebellion, Artemisia, ITC and 20% Theatre Company. Jeri is a freelance editor and has worked for such journals as Thought Collection and was the lead editor for the novel Frederic Leon with Urban Folk Books. She received the Brad Williams Memorial Award just before graduating Hope College with a BA in Theatre and Creative Writing. Her writing has recently been published online and in print with Vines Leaves and Thought Collection.

Irish Theatre of Chicago (formerly Seanachaí Theatre Company) is supported in part by The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, the Illinois Arts Council and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs: City Arts Program.