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The Veil


  • The Edge Theater 5451 North Broadway Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

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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