The Remy Bumppo Theatre Company has dubbed its 2015-2016 season “Biting the Apple.” That’s because the three plays selected — by Caryl Churchill, Noel Coward and Bertolt Brecht — all explore “the consequences of choosing knowledge, and highlight that moment when deliberately shedding ignorance means exposing yourself to a new reality.”
Here’s the full lineup, with all performances to be staged at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln:
± “LOVE AND INFORMATION” (Sept. 23-Nov. 1, 2015): Caryl Churchill’s
new play which unspools in 57 brief scenes that make up a world where data inspires obsession, and FaceTime conversations and celebrity selfies threaten to replace human contact in real life. Shawn Douglass will direct this work that “pushes through societal firewalls and live-streams the life-long desire for human connectivity.” The cast will feature David Darlow, Linda Gillum and Emjoy Gavino.
± “FALLEN ANGELS” (Nov. 25, 2015-Jan. 10, 2016), Noel Coward’s rarely revived play, to be directed by veteran Chicago actress Shannon Cochran, will feature a cast that includes Annabel Armour and Eliza Stoughton. A risque, stylish sex farce, it showcases Coward’s sparkling wit as well as the hedonistic spirit of the Roaring Twenties.
± “THE LIFE OF GALILEO” (March 23-May 1, 2016), the Bertolt Brecht classic (in a “streamlined adaptation” adaptation by David Hare), to be directed by Remy Bumppo’s artistic director, Nick Sandys, with a cast including Greg Matthew Anderson, David Darlow, Shawn Douglass, Kelsey Brennan and Peter A. Davis. In this epic parable, science runs head long into the establishment.
For tickets call (773) 404-7336 or visit http://www.RemyBumppo.org.