Lady, World Premiere by Craig Wright, Part of Chicago’s Northlight Theatre 2006-07 Season

News   Lady, World Premiere by Craig Wright, Part of Chicago’s Northlight Theatre 2006-07 Season
 
Lady, a new play by Orange Flower Water and Recent Tragic Events playwright Craig Wright, will be presented by the Northlight Theatre of Chicago during its 2006-07 season.
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The new work, running Jan. 24-Feb. 25, 2007, sounds like it could have been written in response to the recent incident in which Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot his friend while the two were out hunting wildfowl. The story is about “three old friends on a hunting trip [who] reveal long-held political beliefs and inflict fresh wounds. Politics get personal and loyalties are tested as three trained killers (of little birds) come face-to-face with the most important question of our time: not `Is violence necessary,’ but, rather, `Can violence be beautiful?’” Northlight commissioned the work. Opening is Jan. 31.

The line-up also includes Theresa Rebeck’s one-woman comedy, Bad Dates, directed by Judith Ivey (Nov. 29-Jan. 7, 2007); the Scopes Monkey Trial drama Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, directed by Jessica Thebus (Oct. 4-Nov. 12); Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman’s musical about the lives of coal miners in the Appalachian Mountains, Fire on the Mountain (May 9-June 17, 2007); and a new production of She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, directed by William Brown (March 21-April 29, 2007).

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