Anderson and Guinan to Star in World Premiere of Guide for the Perplexed at Victory Gardens

News   Anderson and Guinan to Star in World Premiere of Guide for the Perplexed at Victory Gardens Chicago's Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theatre will kick off its 2009-2010 season with the world premiere of Michael Golamco's Year Zero.
Kevin Anderson
Kevin Anderson

Golamco's Year Zero, which documents a 16-year-old hip-hop loving Cambodian-American coping with the loss of his mother, will play the Illinois venue Sept. 11-Oct. 25. That will be followed by Kristoffer Diaz's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, about a middle rank pro wrestler who teams with a hip-hop-influenced Indian boy from Brooklyn in their quest for the big-time (Sept. 25-Nov. 1). The fourth annual production of the Michael Smith-Frank Galati musical The Snow Queen arrives for the holidays (Nov. 27-Dec. 27).

Andrea J. Dymond will direct the Chicago premiere of Tanya Barfield's The Blue Door, in which one man is haunted by four generations of his ancestors in one night (Jan. 22-Feb. 28, 2010); and Jim Corti has been announced to direct Lonnie Carte's The Lost Boys of Sudan, which explores the lives of three young men who share stories of survival on their way to a refugee camp (March 19-April 25, 2010).

The world premiere of James Sherman's farce about life in the theatre, Jacob and Jack, will be directed by Dennis Zacek (May 14-June 20, 2010).

The season will conclude with Kevin Anderson playing a newly released criminal opposite Francis Guinan in the world premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's A Guide for the Perplexed. Sandy Shinner will direct the production, which runs July 9-Aug. 23.

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