What better way to view a man with an "impostor complex" than through a Lookingglass? Chicago audiences will be able to do just that when the drama George, translated and adapted by John McCray, comes to the Lookingglass ensemble, Mar, 6.
Based on a novel by French author Henri Troyet, George tells of a mediocre writer who becomes the toast of Paris when he claims the manuscript of a dead novelist as his own. Of course, George runs into trouble when his fans start demanding his next book...
Shirley Anderson directs George, which is adapted from Le Mort sasit le vif (The Dead Seize The Living). The show began previews Feb. 27 and runs to March 5. For tickets ($14.50-$19.50) and information on the ensemble piece call (773) 327-5252.
Founded in 1989, Lookingglass Theatre Company is a 17-person ensemble of actors, directors and musicians known for their energetic, acrobatic style of performance. Lookingglass' best-known member is director Mary Zimmerman, who staged S/M: A Dream Biography at the theatre in 1996. Their Arabian Nights and Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci were both seen Off-Broadway. Director has Laura Eason staged dreaming lucia and In The Eye Of The Beholder for the company.