Remy Bumppo announces 14th Season

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES
14th SEASON AND FINAL FOR
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JAMES BOHNEN



2010/11 Season Theme is Secret Lives, Public Lies

CHICAGO - July 9, 2010 - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's 2010/11
season celebrates James Bohnen's 14-year journey with the company and
final as artistic director. He bookends the season's directing duties,
starting Sept. 22 - Oct. 31, 2010 with the season opener Night and Day by one of the company's signature playwrights,
Tom Stoppard, and concluding March 30 - May 8, 2011 with
Edward Albee's 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Play,
The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? 
Remy Bumppo makes the holidays merry Nov. 24, 2010 through Jan. 9, 2011
with possibly the funniest play in the English language,
Oscar Wilde's
The Importance of Being Earnest
,
directed by Artistic Associate Shawn Douglass. All shows will be
presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.,
Chicago.  Subscriptions range from $68 for previews to $165 for opening
night and are on sale now at www.remybumppo.org or by calling the
Greenhouse Theater box office at 773-404-7336.  Single tickets go on
sale Aug. 1, 2010.

Artistic Director Bohnen explains the season theme
Secret Lives, Public Lies
:
"These plays ask the questions 'What are you willing to risk?' 'How far
will you go to find true love?' and 'Where is your limit of
forgiveness?'  They delve into the tension between the secrets we all
try to keep and the lies we choose, or feel forced, to tell.  Featuring
roles for all of Remy Bumppo's artistic associates, the season promises
to deliver the kind of experiences that theater was made for."
 
Remy Bumppo's 2010/11 Season is made possible in part by Prince
Charitable Trusts, The Jane Ellen Murray Foundation, The Illinois Arts
Council and by a City Arts Program 3 grant from the City of Chicago
Department of Cultural Affairs.

NIGHT AND DAY
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by James Bohnen
Sept. 22 - Oct. 31, 2010
Greenhouse Theater Center, Downstairs Mainstage

Set in a fictional African country that feels like a 1950s
Hollywood romantic adventure, competing British war correspondents
descend on the household of an expatriate and his wife, attempting to
crack open a story on the country's erupting civil war.  Stoppard, with
his usual comic seriousness, both attacks the triviality of the free
press for exposing the personal lives of public figures to sell papers,
and elevates its importance in uncovering political truth. The cast
features Artistic Associates
Greg Matthew Anderson,
David Darlow
, Shawn Douglass and
Linda Gillum
and guest artists John Babbo,
Jeff Cummings,
Ernest Perry, Jr
., and Michael Pogue.

 


THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
By Oscar Wilde
Directed by Shawn Douglass
Nov. 24, 2010 - Jan. 9, 2011
Greenhouse Theater Center, Upstairs Mainstage

Charming bachelors Jack and Algernon lead double lives in order to
pursue two proper young ladies, while avoiding obligatory lunches with
terrifying aunts. When they are caught in their public lies, the result
is one of the funniest plays ever written. Wilde dishes up delicious
criticisms of identity, manners and the customs of courtship, delivered
with his outrageous wit and the sting laughter.  The cast features
Artistic Associates
Greg Matthew Anderson,
Annabel Armour
, David Darlow (as Lady Bracknell), and
Linda Gillum and guest artists
Kelsey Brennan
, Peter Cieply,
Paul Hurley
, and Bill Watt.

 


THE GOAT OR, WHO IS SYLVIA?
By Edward Albee
Directed by James Bohnen
March 30 - May 8, 2011
Greenhouse Theater Center, Downstairs Mainstage

Martin is an architect at the pinnacle of his career, with a great
marriage and happy family.  What could go wrong?  This winner of the
2002 Tony Award for Best Play packs the wit of Noel Coward, the tragedy
of Ibsen, and the raw power of Mamet into one intense theatrical ride. 
The Goat or, Who is Sylvia?
asks us to stare into the mirror and decide where the limit of our
acceptance lies for a loved one who has pushed past every boundary. The
cast features Artistic Associates
Annabel Armour and
Nick Sandys
, and guest artists Will Allan and
Michael Joseph Mitchell.

 


 



Special Event: Season Salon Aug. 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Remy Bumppo kicks off the 2010/11 season at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave with its annual
Season Salon.  The evening
includes a lively and sometimes irreverent panel discussion and
audience question and answer session on the season theme
Secret Lives, Public Lies,
followed by refreshments and conversation in the lobby. This year's
salon is moderated by Chicago Public Radio's Director of Content
Steve Edwards. Panelists include veteran war correspondent
Storer H. Rowley; fundraiser
Bunky Cushing
, dubbed Chicago's Social Tugboat" by
Vogue Magazine
;  actor Jeffrey Carlson, who originated the role of Billy in Edward Albee's
The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? and Remy Bumppo Artistic Director
James Bohnen

Salon admission is open to the public, and reservations are
strongly recommended.  A $10 donation is being requested at the door. 
To make reservations use

www.remybumppo.org or call 773-244-8119.

Subscription Packages and Prices:
Season Subscriptions for the 10/11 Season are available now at
www.remybumppo.org
or
by calling the Greenhouse Theater Center box office at 773-404-7336. 
Preview subscriptions are $68-$79; Regular run subscriptions are $85 -
$101; Opening Night subscriptions are $165 (and include a post show
reception with the director and cast); Between the Lines subscriptions
are $129 (and include pre- and post-show conversations with a local
luminary who will introduce and share their professional or personal
perspective on the themes of the play).  Three-Play Flex Passes are
also available for $74 - $88.  All subscribers save an average of 20 -
30% discount off the single ticket prices, receive invitations to
exclusive behind the scenes events, enjoy free tickets exchanges and
receive the Remy Bumppo newsletter.  

Single Tickets:
Single tickets go on sale Aug. 1 and are available at
www.remybumppo.org

or by calling the Greenhouse Theater Center box office at
773-404-7336.  Single ticket prices are as follows: Previews are $25 -
$40; Regular Run performances are $30 - $55; Opening night tickets are
$40 - $50; and Between the Lines tickets are $45 - $60 (and include a
pre- and post-show conversation).  Student discount tickets are
available for $20 with valid I.D. Student Rush tickets are $15 on the
day of the show, based on availability.

Group Tickets:
Discounts
of 20 - 25% are available for groups of 10 or more. For details and
reservations call Remy Bumppo Theatre Company at 773-244-8119 or visit
www.remybumppo.org
.

Performance Schedule:
Night and Day by Tom Stoppard runs Sept. 22 - Oct. 31, 2010;
The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde runs Nov. 24, 2010 - Jan. 9, 2011; and
The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? by
Edward Albee runs March 30 - May 8, 2011. All performances take place
at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.   Performance
times are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30
p.m.  See a detailed performance schedule for add on performances,
holiday schedule and special event information at

www.remybumppo.org
.  

Parking:
Discounted
parking is available for $6 on weekends and weekdays after 5:00 p.m. at
the Children's Memorial Hospital Garage located ½ block north of the
theater on Lincoln Ave.

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY delights and engages audiences with
the emotional and ethical complexities of society through the
provocative power of great theatrical language.

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