Northlight Theatre, the suburban Chicago resident theatre known for contemporary plays, will produce the world premiere of Irish writer Christian O'Reilly's Chapatti, featuring Emmy Award nominee John Mahoney. Amy Herzog's 4000 Miles and Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers were also announced for the 2013-14 season.
Two additional titles will be added soon. Artistic director BJ Jones and executive director Timothy J. Evans revealed three of the five coming works on Feb. 25.
Chapatti, to play March 7-April 13, 2014, is billed this way: "Romance is a distant memory for two lonely animal-lovers living in Dublin. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with amiable Betty and her 19 cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship."
Mahoney is a Chicago-area favorite whose credits at Northlight include The Outgoing Tide and A Life.
4000 Miles, the popular Obie Award-winning play first seen at Lincoln Center Theater, is about a grandmother and grandson reuniting at her Greenwich Village apartment following a tragedy experienced by the young man. It will play Sept. 14-Oct. 20.
The revival of Simon's Pulitzer Prize-winning Lost in Yonkers, about boys left with their cold grandmother and their yearning aunt during World War II, will play May 2-June 8, 2014.
All The Way
Bullets Over Broadway
Of Mice and Men
The Cripple of Inishmaan
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
Tony n' Tina's Wedding