Hillary and Clinton Is One of Two Victory Gardens World Premieres in New Season

News   Hillary and Clinton Is One of Two Victory Gardens World Premieres in New Season
The Victory Gardens Theater has announced that its 2015-16 season will include two world premieres by playwrights Sarah Gubbins and Lucas Hnath.

Chicago playwright Gubbins' new play Cocked returns to the Victory Gardens after being featured at the 2014 IGNITION Festival of New Plays. A thriller laced with secrets and betrayals, the play looks at the lives of a lesbian couple whose relationship is upended following the arrival of a troubled family member. Performances are set to run Feb. 12-March 13. 2016.

Hnath, who was recently honored with a Whiting Award Grant, will premiere his newest work, Hillary and Clinton, also fresh from IGNITION. A 2008 Primary Election fantasy, it is billed as a "fast paced, no-holds-barred glimpse into a political storm of another world." Performances are set to run April 1-May 1, 2016.

The season will kick off with award winner Roy Williams' Sucker Punch about aspiring black boxers Leon and Troy who, when caught in the midst of London's race riots, are forced to make some tough decisions. Running Sept. 18- Oct. 18, the show is billed as a "an unflinching look at family, friends and the world of boxing."

“I’m thrilled to welcome old and new friends to our 41st season at Victory Gardens Theater. Featuring some of the finest and boldest voices in the theatre today, these electric and provocative plays promise a continuation of great dialogue with our Chicago audiences,” said artistic director Chay Yew on the Victory's website.

For more information including the full line-up and to purchase tickets, please visit victorygardens.org.

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