PHOTO CALL: A Guide for the Perplexed, With Kevin Anderson, in Chicago

News   PHOTO CALL: A Guide for the Perplexed, With Kevin Anderson, in Chicago
 
Kevin Anderson and Francis Guinan star in the world premiere of Joel Drake Johnson's A Guide for the Perplexed at the Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Theater in Chicago.

The play, directed by associate artistic director Sandy Shinner, concerns Doug (played by Anderson), a newly released petty criminal who is forced to take "reluctant residence with his sister's husband, their teenage son and a tank of tropical fish," according to VG notes. "The rehabilitation process, both absurdly funny and heartbreakingly sad, is by no means limited to the ex-con. When Doug's female pen pal arrives in hot pursuit bearing strange gifts, the play cuts deep into the characters' mutual feelings of pain, guilt and fear. Hints of a tenuous recovery make Johnson's newest play both hopeful and very real."

The cast also includes Cynthia Baker (Betty), Meg Thalken (Sheila) and Bubba Weiler (Andrew).

Here is a look at the show, playing through Aug. 15:

For more information call (773) 871-3000 or visit www.victorygardens.org.

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