CHICAGO -- Last Chance to catch Northlight Theatre's season-closer, The Wound and the Bow. Commissioned from American playwright Amlin Gray, this new translation and adaptation of Sophocles' Philoctetes opened May 13. Like its source, Gray's drama tells of a Greek warrior maimed by a serpent and abandoned en route to the Trojan war. Forsaken by his army because of his disability, the undaunted soldier still possessed Hercules' magic bow -- the weapon that would lead the Greeks to victory.
Russell Vandenbroucke, artistic director of Northlight, directs.
For information on The Wound and the Bow at the North Shore Center, 9501 Skokie Blvd., call (847) 673-6300.
-- By Lawrence Bommer