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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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.


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:

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The Veil
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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