Two of Richard Nelson's Apple Family Plays Will See Chicago Premieres
TimeLine Theatre Company will bring the Apples to the Windy City.
The company for the plays will feature Mike Nussbaum, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Juliet Hart, Mechelle Moe, David Parkes, and Artistic Director PJ Powers. The creative team includes Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic and lighting design), Alex Wren Meadows (costume design), Andrew Hansen (sound design), Amanda Herrmann (properties design), and Maren Robinson (dramaturgy).
Richard Nelson's four-play series explores politics, change, and family dynamics, set on dates of historic significance between 2010 and 2013. That Hopey Changey Thing takes place as the polls close on the 2010 mid-term elections; Sorry is set on the morning of the presidential election in 2012. Both explore how a family sorts through personal and political feelings of loss and confusion in the shadow of history as it is being made.
The plays were first performed at the Public Theater and later broadcast on the WNET network in New York.
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