DREAM THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS: THE MECHANICAL MAN by Jeremy Menekseoglu, an official selection at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival.

imageDream Theatre Company presents a new play by Jeremy Menekseoglu: THE MECHANICAL MAN to be performed at the Ketchup-less Stage (The Gift Theatre) located at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave.

An all-girl, silent, steampunk play full of debauchery, revenge and insanity! This tale tells of the struggle between an inventor’s scientific obsession and his daughter’s innocent connection to the virtues of humanity. Set to a mournful musical score, Jeremy Menekseoglu’s hauntingly beautiful play takes the audience into dark world reminiscent of turn of the century silent film.

THE MECHANICAL MAN will be performed Saturday 8/30 at 2:30pm, Sunday 8/31 at 8:30pm, Monday 9/1 at 8:30pm, Thursday 9/4 at 10:00pm, and Friday 9/5 at 7:00pm. Directed by Dream Theatre Company member Greg Callozzo and features members Megan Merrill, Nicole Roberts, Amanda Lynn Meyer, Madelaine Schmitt and Anna W Menekseoglu. Production design by Anna W Menekseoglu and sound design by Jeremy Menekseoglu.

Tickets are available at all Chicago Fringe Festival venues and also atwww.chicagofringe.org. For more information please contact Anna W Menekseoglu at773-552-8616 or by email at annainthedarkness@gmail.com or Madelaine Schmitt at 314-406-2686 or by email at madelaine.schmitt@gmail.com. Information can also be found atdreamtheatrecompany.com.

Dream Theatre Company is Best Off-Loop Theatre Company (2014, 2012, 2010) in the the Chicago Reader Poll. Other awards include Best 15-Minute Horror Play (Audience Annihilated Part Two: Gold Star Sticker, Chicago Reader Poll 2014), Best New Play (Chicago Reader, Peter Pan’s Shadow trilogy 2012 and The Agon Trilogy 2010), a Top 5 Show of 2010 (New City, Electra, part two of The Agon Trilogy) and of 2007 (New City,The Baby Killers), and a Jeff Award for The Black Ducking (2009).

Jeremy Menekseoglu’s plays have been produced in several major U.S. cities as well as internationally. He is currently working on a trilogy of plays and graphic novels titled DREAMCHILD NEVERIST in collaboration with renowned pop surrealist artist, Mab Graves. He is the founder and artistic director of Dream Theatre Company where most of his work has been presented as world premieres.

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