AstonRep Theatre Company Launches 2014-15 Season with THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, Directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen October 23 – November 23, 2014 at The Raven Theatre
AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with Martin McDonagh’s black comedy THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE, directed by Company Member Derek Bertelsen, playing October 23 – November 23, 2014 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 1, 2014 at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Sunday, October 26 at 3:30 pm.
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE will feature AstonRep Company Members Tim Larson and Robert Tobin with Matthew Harris, Scott Olson, Chadwick Sutton, Nora Lise Ulrey (2014 Jeff Award, The Children’s Hour), John Wehrman and Scott Wolf.
THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE is set in 1993 when the Northern Ireland peace process is struggling to come together and Mad Padraic, a member of the Irish National Liberation Army, chooses to leave Belfast and return to Inishmore upon the news that his beloved cat is ill. When he returns home he learns that his cat has in fact suffered a much more tragic and immediate fate. Padraic, a man whose mentally instability is legendary, is now intent on revenge at any costs.
The production team for THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE includes: Jeremiah Barr (set design/production manager), Samantha Barr (lighting design/asst. stage manager), Robert Tobin (fight choreographer/assistant director), Alexandra Bennett (asst. director) and Dannie Moore* (stage manager/dramaturg). *Denotes AstonRep Company Members.
Title: THE LIEUTENANT OF INISHMORE
Playwright: Martin McDonagh
Director: Company Member Derek Bertelsen
Cast: AstonRep Company Members Tim Larson (Brendan) and Robert Tobin (Christy) with Matthew Harris (Davey), Scott Olson (Donny), Chadwick Sutton (Joey), Nora Lise Ulrey (Mairead), John Wehrman (Padraic) and Scott Wolf (James).
Location: The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago
Dates: Previews: Thursday, October 24 at 8 pm, Friday, October 25 at 8 pm and Saturday, October 26 at 8 pm.
Press performance: Sunday, October 26 at 3:30 pm
Regular run: Thursday, October 30 – Sunday, November 23, 2014
Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 3:30 pm
About the Playwright:
Martin McDonagh is the author of Broadway hits including The Pillowman and A Behanding in Spokane. He also wrote and directed the full-length feature films In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths. He won an Academy Award in 2006 for his short film, Six Shooter. The Lieutenant of Inishmore was first produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company in London in 2001 and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2003. The show received its New York premiere in 2006, receiving a Tony nomination for Best Play and an Obie award for playwriting. The Lieutentant of Inishmore is part of McDonagh’s Aran island trilogy, which also included The Cripple of Inishmaan, produced by MET in 2008.
About the Director:
Derek Bertelsen (Director) previously directed Wit, Next Fall and Doubt for AstonRep Theatre Company. Other Chicago credits include The Children’s Hour (Pride Films & Plays), The Dinner Party, God of Carnage (both at BrightSide Theatre) and assistant director for RACE (Goodman Theatre). Regional credits include August: Osage County, God of Carnage (New Ground Theatre, Davenport, IA), Love, Sex & the IRS, Red Herring, Boeing-Boeing, Monty Python’s Spamalot and Rumors (Timber Lake Playhouse, Mt. Carroll, IL).
About AstonRep Theatre Company:
AstonRep Theatre Company was formed in the summer of 2008. Since then, the company has produced
11 full length productions and five annual Writer’s Series. “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.”