By Carey Purcell
25 Sep 2013
The stage adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel will officially open at the Chicago venue Oct. 5 and will continue through Nov. 10.
Translated by Leigh Hafrey, the world-premiere production is adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman.
The cast includes Tony winner Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County) as M, Tracy Walsh (Woman in Red), Walter Owen Briggs (Pierre), Amy J. Carle (Mother), Tim Chiou (The Lover), Rae Gray (The Child), JJ Phillips (Paulo), Allison Torem (Helene) and Betti Xiang (Musician).
"A theme that underlies this 26th season is discovery, and The North China Lover features two people taking radical risks, stepping outside the comfort zones of their own backgrounds, their families, even their own hearts — compelled, in part, by this urge to discover. They embark on a journey with no map, not knowing where they will land or if they will end up together or apart, and they do so with the appropriate mix of both fear and fearlessness, breath and breathlessness," artistic director Andrew White said in a previous statement.
The creative team includes Daniel Ostling (scenic/lighting), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Rick Sims (sound), Maria DeFabo (properties) and Sheila Schmidt (stage manager). Live music is performed by Betti Xiang, and Tracy Walsh is choreographer.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (312) 337-0665 or visiting lookingglasstheatre.org.