A Red Orchid Theatre’s SIMPATICO Featuring MICHAEL SHANNON & GUY VAN SWEARINGEN Runs Through Aug. 25th

A Red Orchid Theatre, SimpaticoA Red Orchid Theatre closes out its 20th Anniversary Season with Simpatico, written by Sam Shepard and directed by Ensemble Member Dado featuring Ensemble Members Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen. The production will run through August 25, 2013 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. 

High society meets low life in the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing. This tragic-comedy explodes when a simple phone call threatens to undo years of blackmail and false identities. Loyalties run fierce or run completely a-muck as Vinnie and Carter reunite in hopes of settling an old score.

Simpatico features A Red Orchid Founding Ensemble Members Michael Shannon, who most recently appeared at AROT in the world premiere of Craig Wright’s Mistakes Were Made; and Guy Van Swearingen, most recently seen in the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s The Opponent.

About A Red Orchid

Since 1993 A Red Orchid Theatre has been an artistic mainstay of the Chicago theatre community; known and praised for its powerful ensemble, creative design and its gripping, intimate productions.  The resident Ensemble maintains the conviction that passionately committed theatre will draw passionately committed audiences, and the 2012-2013 subscription season promises to bring Ensemble and audience even closer together.

A Red Orchid Theatre is: Lance Baker, Dado, Jennifer Engstrom, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Joseph Fosco, Steve Haggard, Mierka Girten, Larry Grimm, Karen Kawa, Karen Kessler, Danny McCarthy, Brett Neveu, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers, Natalie West and Craig Wright.

Title:               Simpatico

Written by:       Sam Shepard

Directed by:      Ensemble Member Dado

Featuring:         Founding Ensemble Members Michael Shannon and Guy Van Swearingen

Regular Run:               July 11 – August 25, 2013


Thursdays:                  8:00 p.m.

Fridays:                       8:00 p.m.

Saturdays:                   8:00 p.m.         

Sundays:                     3:00 p.m.

Location:          A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Ave.

Tickets:            $15 previews, $25-$30 regular run.  ($25 Thurs, $30 Fri-Sun)

Box Office:       Located at 1531 N. Wells Ave, Chicago, (312) 943-8722; or onlinewww.aredorchidtheatre.org