Last Chance to place your hand on your heart -- and your buns in a theatre seat -- at Chicago's American Theater Company for the Chi-side premiere of Pledge of Allegiance. Mark R. Giesser's drama opened March 8 and ends its scheduled run April 4.
Allegiance, which started previews at the ATC Mar. 4, tells of the neutralists during the Revolutionary War. If history is written by the victors, Allegiance tells the stories the history books neglect: tales seen by those who were viewed as enemies of both rebels and loyalists.
During Pledge's original run Off-Broadway, writer Giesser won the David Library of the American Revolution's Award of Excellence for the piece. Some of Giesser's other Off-Broadway pieces include The Night They Burned Washington and Code of the West.
Michael Halberstam, founder of Writers' Theatre Chicago and director of Candida, directs the premiere production of this revolutionary piece.
Cast members include Joe Dempsey, Tom Geraty, Marguerite Hammersley, Natasha Lowe and ACT founding member Jim Leaming. Technical designers include Geoffrey M. Curley (scenic), B.Emil Boulos (light) and Lindsay Jones (sound).
For more information call (773) 929-1031.
Next up on the ATC stage will be Richard Dresser's dark satire, Below The Belt, beginning April 22.
-- Becki Heller