Lookingglass, Lifeline announce 2012–13 seasons
Lookingglass Theatre Company today announced the remainder of its 25th anniversary 2012–13 season. Joining the previously announced return of Mary Zimmerman's Metamorphoses is the Chicago premiere of Rajiv Joseph's A Bengal Tiger in the Baghdad Zoo, the 2010 Pulitzer finalist that starred Robin Williams as the title character in its Broadway bow. Heidi Stillman will direct for a January opening.
Following in April is ensemble member Christine Mary Dunford's new adaptation of Still Alice, from the novel by Lisa Genova. Genova, a neuroscientist, penned the story of a Harvard professor battling the onset of Alzheimer's. In June, David Schwimmer will direct the world premiere of Big Lake Big City, Keith Huff's comic noir following a Chicago detective.
Lifeline Theatre has also announced its 30th anniversary season of world premiere literary adaptations. Robert Kauzlaric will adapt Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (September 7–October 28); Christopher M. Walsh takes on China Miéville's 2009 sci-fi crime story The City & The City (February 15–April 7); and Chris Hainsworth adapts Bridge of Birds: A Tale of an Ancient China that Never Was, a 1984 fantasy by Barry Hughart (May 31–July 21).