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Now Playing: The Talking Cure!

Opens February 21!

Opens February 21!

Her name was Sabina Spielrein.

A brilliant young “hysteric,” she is Carl Jung’s first patient, and eventual colleague, as he seeks to refine the “talking cure” method of treatment proposed by his adopted mentor, Sigmund Freud.  Traditional notions are shattered when Sabina begins to blaze her own trail and a forbidden journey into repressed passions unfolds as patient and doctor cross the ultimate boundary, becoming lovers.  Under the creeping shadow of two World Wars, all three are drawn into a complex web of rivalries and dark desires that will eventually give birth to modern psychoanalysis – as well as its first great schism

This year, Idle Muse, the Chicago company known for transporting you to wide new worlds in intimate theater spaces, explores the most intimate space of all: the human mind.  Our 2014-2015 Season, entitled World of the Self, brings you two fantastic plays about individuals pushing the boundaries of human understanding, brought face to face with the terrible question of whether or not they truly are the men and women they think they are.

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Staged Reading:  The Scullery Maid!

March 7 at 3:00!

March 7 at 3:00!

Join Idle Muse March 7 for a staged reading of 
The Scullery Maid by Joseph Zettelmaier!

King Edward has declared an uneasy truce with France, and he celebrates with his nobles in Nottingham Castle. 

Unbeknownst to him, a murder plot is being hatched in his kitchen by the lowliest of his servants. Miriam the scullery maid has long blamed Edward for the death of her father, and she will see the king dead this night, even if it costs her her own life.

Admission: $5 Suggested Donation 
(Includes a talkback with playwright Joseph Zettelmaier)

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