Plays by John Logan, Lucas Hnath, and More Set for Victory Gardens Theater Season
Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater, under the Artistic Direction of Chay Yew, has announced the plays that will make up its 2015-16 season.
The season begins with Sucker Punch, a play by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard. Running from September 18-October 18, the play tells the story of a pair of former friends facing off in the boxing ring years after they were forced to make a tough decision together.
John Logan's Never The Sinner is next up, from November 6-December 6. Directed by Gary Griffin, the drama explores the famous Leopold and Loeb murder trial in 1924.
Cocked, a play by Sarah Gubbins, will have its world premiere from February 12-March 13, 2016, under the direction of Joanie Schultz. The drama explores how the lives of two women, an attorney and her journalist girlfriend, are shattered when one of their brothers comes into their lives.
Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton will run from April 1-May 1 under Chay Yew's direction. In an alternate universe, a woman named Hillary is trying to become President of the United States. In a hotel room in New Hampshire in 2008, Hillary is poised to lose her last Primary election. When her husband arrives to offer support, he turns the campaign upside down.
Marcus Gardley's A House That Will Not Stand concludes the season June 10-July 10, under Yew's direction. It tells the story of a free woman of color who enters a common-law marriage with a white man, and how her life collapses around her and her daughters when her husband mysteriously dies.
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