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Directors' Festival 2000 is the 12th annual showcase of Chicago's upcoming directors, hosted by Bailiwick Repertory. August 28 and September 11 Jack-in-the-Box by Gina Monreal, directed by Genevieve Hurst A new comedy delving into the obstacles every young jack-in-the-box must face to come into her own. Clowntime is Over by Ben Winters, directed by Rich Taylor An unflinching look at the pace of modern life and its power to bleach out a person's lifeforce Catastrophe by Samuel Beckett, directed by Matthew Lundquist Beckett's most explicitly political work August 29 and September 12 Achilles by Homer, adapted and directed by Tom Small Music, masks and dance combine with an epic as old as dust and as current as the headlines The Women at the Tomb by Michel de Ghelderode, directed by Gregory Gerhard Several prominent women take shelter in a small home to escape the confusions and anarchy after the death of Christ August 30 and September 13 Bitter Suite by Anton Chekhov, adapted and directed by Eric Sydnor A dance play based on Chekhov's The Seagull The Yellow Boat by David Saar, directed by Scott M. Mead A young boy with HIV uses his colorful drawings to make sense of his situation September 4 and 18 Before Breakfast by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Michael Buino A concise American tragedy about how two people who thought they loved each other can come to treat each other so brutally Girls Night Out by Della Tee, directed by Tamara Anderson A play about women learning how to renew their emotions and move on Labor Day by Sheri Wilner, directed by Jaclyn Pryor The story of six 20-something friends who meet on the eve of Labor Day for bizarre ceremonial games September 5 and 19 Peanut Butter and Ampersands, written and directed by Daniel Shea A meditation on work, love and false moustaches 27 Wagons Full of Cotton by Tennessee Williams, directed by Allen Jeffrey Rein A short play exploring the volatility and sexuality of power September 6 and 20 A Freak Beyond Compare, written and directed by Donald Williams, Jr. A once prosperous community plummets in the span of ten years Line by Israel Horovitz, directed by Vanessa T. Stalling Five strangers waiting in line jockey for position

Show Details

  • Dates:Closed on
  • Location:Bailiwick Arts Center, Chicago