THE SCULLERY MAID

A CHICAGO PREMIERE BY JOSEPH ZETTELMAIER  

MARCH 16 - APRIL 9, 2017

THE EDGE THEATER, 5451 N BROADWAY                                                                                                                                  

DIRECTED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR EVAN JACKSON

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As King Edward celebrates an uneasy truce with France, the lowliest servant in Nottingham castle, Miriam the scullery maid, initiates a murder plot that will see him dead before the night is done - no matter the cost.  Loyalties and conspiracies unravel as a raging tempest sets in, giving rise to new betrayals and unearthing long-buried secrets as Miriam approaches the point of no return.  Religious, political and familial identities all clash with storm-like intensity in a medieval thriller that asks:  are we defined by our prejudices or can we escape becoming what we hate?

Run Time: Approximately 2 hours, including one ten minute intermission. Production Photos  

Tickets available at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438. Plan Your Visit Now  

THE VEIL

A MIDWEST PREMIERE BY CONOR McPHERSON  

AUGUST 17 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

THE EDGE THEATER, 5451 N BROADWAY                                                                                                                                  

DIRECTED BY ANN KREITMAN

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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 story about the search for love and the circularity of time - and the ghosts that are woken by scarcity and the fear of dispossession.

Tickets available at the Idle Muse Box Office or by phone at 773.340.9438. Plan Your Visit Now 


Previously This Season:

ATHENA FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 19 - 20, 2016

JACKALOPE'S FRONTIER SPACE, 1106 W THORNADLE AVE  

CURATED BY ENSEMBLE MEMBER SARA ROBINSON

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Athena Festival is an annual project to provide a greater voice and representation for women in Chicago theatre. Athena is the Greek goddess of reason, intelligent activity, arts and literature. Likewise, Athena Festival will feature four staged readings of plays by diverse women playwrights, directed by women, and featuring women in prominent roles.


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