DCA Theater announces lineup for Fall 2012
The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events has announced the theaters chosen by the DCA Theater program to appear in the 's fall 2012 season. DCASE also announced four companies that will take part in the fall Incubator series at the Chicago Cultural Center.
The Storefront season begins with Sideshow Theatre Company's presentation of Idomeneus, the U.S. premiere of German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig's fractured take on the King of Crete, which premiered at Munich's Cuvilliés Theater in 2008. Jonathan L. Green directs (August 18–September 23).
The horror-focused WildClaw Theatre will mount The Life of Death, a new adaptation of the Clive Barker short story about a woman who becomes enthralled with death, and perhaps possessed by it, following her hystorectomy. Carolyn Klein directs Charley Sherman's script (October 2–November 4).
BackStage Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Stephen Levenson's The Language of Trees, about the family left behind by an American translator who's kidnapped and held hostage in the Middle East. The play premiered in 2008 at Roundabout Theatre Company. Matthew Reeder directs (November 14–December 16).
The Incubator Showcase series of works-in-progress, presented across the street at the Cultural Center, includes the Ruckus's ensemble-devised Elise Mayfield is Samuel Clemens, Samuel Clemens is Mark Twain (August 27); Route 66 Theatre Company with Caitlin Montanye Parrish's Uncanny Valley (September 24); the Theatre Exchange with Gabriel Sigal's No Man's Land (October 29); and Praxis/High Concept Laboratories with The First Act of La Bohème, adapted from Puccini by Peter Weathers (November 19).