Schwimmer (of TV's "Friends" and Broadway's Caine Mutiny Court-Martial) will play George in Our Town, with Slotnick playing the Stage Manager.
The season will feature a world premiere adaptation, The Brothers Karamazov, Thornton Wilder's Our Town directed by Anna D. Shapiro and Jessica Thebus, and adaptor-director Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights.
Lookingglass Ensemble Members participating in the season are Eva Barr, Mara Blumenfeld, Thomas Cox, Christine Dunford, Laura Eason, Raymond Fox, Doug Hara, David Kersnar, John Musial, Dan Ostling, Schwimmer, Slotnick, Philip R. Smith, Heidi Stillman, Tracy Walsh, Andrew White, and Zimmerman, with artistic associates Louise Lamson, Chris Binder, Andre Pluess, Rick Sims, and Alison Siple and production affiliate Ray Nardelli.
Additional casting and company member involvement will be announced at a later date.
Subscriptions are currently on sale for the 2008-2009 season of Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. Single tickets will go on sale in September 2008.
For season subscription and ticket information, call the Lookingglass Theater box office, (312) 337-0665 or visit lookingglasstheatre.org.
Lookingglass Theatre Company's 2008-2009 Season
"Russian patriarch Fyodor Karamazov is a one of literature's most lecherous, greedy and delightfully despicable fathers. When his eldest son discovers they are competing for the affections of the same woman, concealed tensions erupt into a storm of passion, deceit and betrayal." Director-adaptor Stillman created the popular Lookingglass adaptation of Dickens' Hard Times.
"The citizens of Grover's Corners share the ultimate tale of community in this American classic, directed by 2008 Tony Award-nominated Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Anna D. Shapiro and Steppenwolf Artistic Associate Jessica Thebus. The Lookingglass Ensemble will infuse the play with a singular chemistry you won't see anywhere else. In the hands of these renowned artists, Thornton Wilder's masterpiece will be disarmingly beautiful, utterly compelling and painfully funny."