A League of Identity: A Sherlock Holmes Radio Play
Nov
15
7:30 PM19:30

A League of Identity: A Sherlock Holmes Radio Play

Join Idle Muse Theatre Company once again as we continue to play upon our audience’s love of Sherlock Holmes, old-time radio performance, and drinking during live theatre! The characters of Doyle’s canon have never been so close, so extemporaneous, so occasionally feckless as in this the second in our series of Sherlock Holmes Radio Dramas, A League of Identity by Michael Dalberg, coming to you once again from the friendly and acoustically-lovely heart of the Edgewater Theatre District, the Edge. We’ll rejoin the inimitable duo of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson as they go up against baffling mystery and friends and foes both old and new, most of whom are not who they seem, and all of whom are voiced by the players of Idle Muse, live to broadcast with onstage foley. You’re invited to watch the wheels come rapidly off the wagon as the world’s greatest detective takes on two capers at once in this original adaptation, and what starts out as a staged reading will hopefully end up with a minimum of personal injury, a medium amount of hurt feelings, and a maximum of laughter.

Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A League of Identity is the latest episode in Idle Muse’s Sherlock Holmes radio play series and continues the story begun in July’s A Scandal in Bohemia, presented live at The Edge Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood with drinks and small eats.


Tickets are $20
The Edge Theater | 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
8pm | November 15

Doors open at 7:30pm for drinks and small eats.


Tickets available soon at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

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A Scandal in Bohemia, Part One - a Sherlock Holmes Radio Play
Jul
22
8:00 PM20:00

A Scandal in Bohemia, Part One - a Sherlock Holmes Radio Play

One night only!

The company that brought you The Hound of the Baskervilles and The Final Adventure returns to the stage with one of literature's most beloved characters.

Based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Scandal in Bohemia, Part One will be presented live at The Edge Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood with drinks and small eats.

In this first installment of a new series based on the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Idle Muse takes audiences back to the glory days of radio, feature a cast of Idle Muse Ensemble members, period costumes, and live foley sound effects! The sequel, A Scandal in Bohemia, Part Two, will be presented this coming winter as a follow-up performance.


Tickets are $20 at the door, $15 if purchased in advance
The Edge Theater | 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
8pm | July 22

Doors open at 7pm for drinks and small eats.


Tickets available soon at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

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Girl Found
May
17
to Jun 10

Girl Found

Idle Muse Theatre Company presents a world premiere by Barbara Lhota!
Directed by Alison Dornheggen

A seventeen year old girl who mysteriously went missing four years ago resurfaces in a youth shelter in Canada, with no memory of where she's been.  Soon she recalls a name, Sophie Sobin, and a life she want's back.  Her aunt Ellie and troubled mother Eva welcome her home, but Sophie has a hard time remembering things.  Who are you if you cannot remember your past?  Sophie revives her damaged family, but chaotic past events bubble beneath the surface.  Inspired by true life events, Girl Found explores how perceptions can be distorted in the desperate, primal pursuit of love.

$10 Previews 5/12/2018, 5/13/2018, & 5/16/2018
The Edge Theater | 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays

Runtime: 1 hour 50 minutes with a 10 minute intermission

Tickets available at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

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Nov
18
to Nov 19

Athena Festival 2017

Athena Festival is an annual project providing a greater voice and representation for women in Chicago theatre. Athena Festival features plays by diverse women playwrights, directed by women, and featuring women in prominent roles.

ATHENA FESTIVAL LINEUP 2017

November 18th at 1PM
Faithless by Kimberly Patterson
Directed by Kate Leslie

November 18th at 6:30 PM
Wherever You've Been by Caitlin DiGiacomo
Directed by Iris Sowlat

November 19th at 2PM
Parturient by Shadana Patterson
Directed by TBD

November 19th at 6:30PM
Witch Trials by Josefina Valenzuela Cerda
Directed by Beth Wolf

Performances at Jackalope's Frontier space
1106 W. Thorndale Ave
Chicago, IL 60660

Tickets for Athena Festival are pay what you can!
Cash and Credit Card purchase available at the door.

Call or email the Idle Muse Box office to reserve:
773.340.9438
boxoffice@idlemuse.org

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The Veil
Aug
17
to Sep 17

The Veil

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With her family facing financial ruin as the Irish rural way of life comes to an end, Hannah's impending marriage to a British lord will settle her mother's debts and save the estate. Catastrophe strikes, however, when a defrocked reverend pushes her to embrace the strange voices that have haunted her since birth. Against the backdrop of Ireland's troubled colonial history, The Veil is a transfixing, mystical ghost story about the search for love and the circularity of time - and the ghosts that are woken by scarcity and the fear of dispossession.

The run time of The Veil is approximately 2 hours 35 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.

The cast features Ashley Crowe (Hannah Lambroke), Alison Dornheggen (Lady Madeleine Lambroke), Jean Marie Koon (Maria "Grandie" Lambroke), Scott Olson (Reverend Berkeley), Nathan Pease (Charles Audelle), Leslie Hull (Mrs Goulding), Ross Frawley (Mr Fingal), and Catherine Dvorak (Clare Wallace).

The production team includes Conor McPherson (playwright), Ann Kreitman (director), Idle Muse ensemble members Tristan Brandon (scenic designer, prop designer, and dramaturge), Shellie DiSalvo (production manager) Erin Gallagher (costume designer), Laura Wiley (technical director, lighting and projection designer),  and guest artists Devonte Washington (stage manager), Allison Asher (dialect coach) and Robert P. Lloyd (sound designer).

$10 Previews 8/17/2017 & 8/18/2017
The Edge Theater | 5451 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
8pm Thursdays-Saturdays, 3pm Sundays

Matinee & Evening Performances: 9/2/2017, No performance on 9/3/2017 

Tickets available now at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438            

Supported by The MacArthur Funds for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation

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