"The desire for freedom becomes as irresistible as the undertow in one of Ibsen's more symbolic plays," according to the announcement from the award-winning non-Equity company. "Ellida, constantly drawn to the sea, must choose between the man she married and the past life she is unable to forget."
Julieanne Ehre, greasy joan & company artistic director, stages the play. Designers are Matthew York (scenic), Alison Heryer (costume), Jenna McDanold (lighting), Joseph Fosco (sound), Scott Pondrum (props).
The cast includes Nicole Burgund (Bolette), David Inglis (Arnholm), George Ketsios (Ballested), Christopher McClinden (Lyngstrand), Braden Moran (the Stranger), Ashley Neal (Hilda), Paul Noble (Dr. Wangel) and Elizabeth Rich (Ellida).
Performances play to May 30 at The Chopin Theatre Studio, 1543 W. Division, Chicago, IL. For information, call (312) 458-0718 or visit www.greasyjoan.org.