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Lookingglass Theatre's 2013-2014 Season: Indochina, the Sahara; Darwin's Heart

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A first love in Indochina. An interplanetary encounter on the Sahara Desert. And a look inside Charles Darwin's heart. That, in a nutshell, are the three stories to be told during the 2013-2014 season at Lookingglass Theatre, located in the Water Tower Water Works at 821 N. Michigan.

Here's a closer look at the lineup:

± "The North China Lover" (Sept. 25 - Nov. 10): This world premiere production, adapted and directed by ensemble member Heidi Stillman, and based on the novel by Marguerite Duras, is set in the seamy French Quarter of Southern Indochina in the 1930s. That is where the 14-year-old impoverished schoolgirl who will someday become Duras is about to meet and captivate a wealthy 27-year-old Chinese aristocrat. This story of awakening and sacrifice "reveals the delicate and indelible effect of life on art."
± "The Little Prince" (Dec. 4, 2013 - Feb. 12, 2014): In this adaptation by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar of the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery -- to be directed by ensemble member David Catlin -- a pilot, stranded in the Sahara Desert, encounters an enigmatic, charismatic young prince who has fallen from the sky. The prince regales the pilot with tales of life among the stars -- tales that just happen to have earthly importance. Catlin promises a production featuring "gravity-defying, awe-inspiring physical feats."
± "In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story" (April 16 - June 15, 2014): This world premiere play, written by artistic associate Sara Gmitter, and directed by Jessica Thebus, is set long before "The Origin of Species" is published, forever changing our understanding of the world. Here, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgewood, and they forever change each other -- two fiercely independent people, divided by ideology, but united by "a fire that fuels the passionate lifelong debate over evolution vs. salvation."

Subscriptions ($103 - $177) are on sale now. Call (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.

A first love in Indochina. An interplanetary encounter on the Sahara Desert. And a look inside Charles Darwin's heart. That, in a nutshell, are the three stories to be told during the 2013-2014 season at Lookingglass Theatre, located in the Water Tower Water Works at 821 N. Michigan.

As Andrew White, the company's artistic director explains: "Each of the three plays we are presenting have two central characters who see their world from starkly different vantage points, and who together must carve out new, undiscovered territory which they can inhabit."

Here's a closer look at the lineup:


± "The North China Lover" (Sept. 25 - Nov. 10): This world premiere production, adapted and directed by ensemble member Heidi Stillman, and based on the novel by Marguerite Duras, is set in the seamy French Quarter of Southern Indochina in the 1930s. That is where the 14-year-old impoverished schoolgirl who will someday become Duras is about to meet and captivate a wealthy 27-year-old Chinese aristocrat. This story of awakening and sacrifice "reveals the delicate and indelible effect of life on art."

± "The Little Prince" (Dec. 4, 2013 - Feb. 12, 2014): In this adaptation by Rick Cummins and John Scoullar of the classic novella by Antoine de Saint-Exupery -- to be directed by ensemble member David Catlin -- a pilot, stranded in the Sahara Desert, encounters an enigmatic, charismatic young prince who has fallen from the sky. The prince regales the pilot with tales of life among the stars -- tales that just happen to have earthly importance. Catlin promises a production featuring "gravity-defying, awe-inspiring physical feats."

± "In The Garden: A Darwinian Love Story" (April 16 - June 15, 2014): This world premiere play, written by artistic associate Sara Gmitter, and directed by Jessica Thebus, is set long before "The Origin of Species" is published, forever changing our understanding of the world. Here, Charles Darwin meets Emma Wedgewood, and they forever change each other -- two fiercely independent people, divided by ideology, but united by "a fire that fuels the passionate lifelong debate over evolution vs. salvation."

Subscriptions ($103 - $177) are on sale now. Call (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.

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