Attention Live-Theater Enthusiasts!

VGT_logo_bw_1Victory Gardens Theater has joined us again to offer theater-goers two compelling new shows at a terrific package price.

With our agreed attendance to the following plays (and matinee dates), we’ll see both shows for only $50. The ticket price will include free coffee and tea. Register at Eventbrite.

The dates are in mid-April and late June, so we are hopeful the schedule gives you the opportunity to commit to and attend both shows.

 

Wednesday, April 20 @ 2 p.m. 

World Premiere of

HILLARY AND CLINTONHillary and Clinton
(running April 1 – May 1, 2016)
by Lucas Hnath
directed by Chay Yew

Imagine that in an alternate universe, very much like our own, is another world where a woman named Hillary is trying to become president of a country called the United States of America. In a hotel room in New Hampshire in 2008, Hillary is poised to lose her last primary election.

When her husband, Bill, arrives in the middle of the night to offer support, he turns the campaign upside down. Fresh from the IGNITION Festival of New Plays, Lucas Hnath’s Hillary and Clinton is a fast-paced, no-holds-barred glimpse into a political storm of another world. Chay Yew directs Hnath’s 2008 primary election fantasy, exploring the extraordinary sacrifices one is willing to make in order to gain ultimate power.

“[Hnath is] one of the BRIGHTEST new voices of his generation…a wonderfully inventive theatrical mind.”-The New York Times

*and*

Wednesday, June 29 @ 2 p.m.

The Midwest Premiere
THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STANDHouse that will not Stand
(running June 10 – July 10, 2016)
by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley
directed by Chay Yew

Victory Gardens’ Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley (An Issue of Blood, The Gospel of Lovingkindness) returns with another stirring portrait of historic America. This time, Gardley unearths a story of 1836 New Orleans where free women of color are permitted to enter into common-law marriages with wealthy white men. The home and life that Beartrice has built for herself and three daughters, on a foundation of money, freedom and secrets, threatens to collapse after her husband mysteriously dies.

Told through Gardley’s signature poetic voice and directed by Chay Yew, The House That Will Not Stand is a powerful and bewitching family drama filled with desire, jealousy, murder and voodoo.

Join us for a couple of great events! Register at Eventbrite for tickets.

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