The titles for 2008-2009 will include one World Premiere, one US Premiere, two Midwest Premieres and five new plays--two by acclaimed Chicago playwrights Jason Wells and Ellen Fairey.
Men of Tortuga by Jason Wells
Previews October 3 - October 8, 2008
Runs October 9 - December 7, 2008
In an undisclosed location, three men scheme with a weapons specialist to eliminate the opposition in Jason Wells' dark comedy of negotiation, conspiracy and assassination.
The Thugs by Adam Bock
Previews October 25 - October 28, 2008
Runs October 29 - December 14, 2008
This is a dark comedy about the mysterious things that are happening on the 9th floor of a big law firm. When a group of temps try to discover the secrets that lurk in the hidden crevices of their workplace, they realize they would rather believe in gossip and rumors than face dangerous realities.
Great Falls by Lee Blessing
Previews: January 9 - January 14, 2009
Runs January 15 - March 1, 2009
This play follows a stepfather and teenage stepdaughter on a road trip across the American West. Mr. Blessing reveals the strained nature of their relationship as they attempt to make sense of who they are to one another now. The realities of their shattered connection unfold in this acclaimed new play.
The Wonderful World of Dissocia by Anthony Neilson
Previews March 20 - March 25, 2009
Runs March 26 - May 10, 2009
This colorful and exciting off-kilter trip follows Lisa Jones in search of one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. The inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in - Dissocia - are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the brutal. This is a hugely original play, both magical and moving, that confirmed Anthony Neilson as one of the major voices in contemporary British theatre.
Graceland by Ellen Fairey
Previews May 22 - May 27, 2009
Runs May 28 - June 28, 2009
Profiles Theatre concludes the season by presenting the World Premiere of this comedy/drama by Chicago playwright, Ellen Fairey. Everybody's self destructing in this Chicago tale of loss, longing and high-speed fighter jets.
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