Claire Kiechel’s “Pilgrims” is now being staged in a beautifully realized world premiere at The Gift Theatre.
Delta Air Lines and Bank of America have pulled sponsorship of the Public’s version of the play, but the theater said it stands behind the production.
The playwright’s final scenes further rob the play of its potential impact.
The show employs an action-adventure comic book style similar to the recent stage adaptation of “Shakespeare in Love” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.
Medical testing finds cause of Keach’s halting performance at the Goodman; director hopes to bring him back for another shot at “Pamplona” next year.
Shannon will return to Chicago to direct the world premiere of Brett Neveu’s “Traitor.”