THEORIES OF THE SUN

 

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"See? There is only so much beauty."

This September, Sideshow Theatre Company invites you to blur the line between life and death with the Midwest premiere of Kathleen Akerley's critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. It’s 1963 and in a remote French hotel Barbara and Elizabeth Sweeny (an American mother and daughter) undergo some peculiar medical testing by a brilliant and eccentric doctor who specializes in unusual diseases. Accompanied by a young Tom Stoppard, a whiskey-fueled Tennessee Williams, and the mysterious scholar Mr. Asher, Elizabeth seeks to understand and cure her terrifying illness. Part mystery and part science fiction, this dazzling play's twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end.

 

Approximate run time: 2 hours, with one intermission

 

September 4 - October 3, 2010

Theater Wit

1229 West Belmont Avenue

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

"Classy and visually provocative... This is a play in touch with the power of beauty."

Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

 

"Shrewdly perfect, wonderfully quirky. Recommended!"

Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

 

★★★★!
"Compassion and wit... a lovely and intriguing metaphysical mystery."

Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago

 

"Demonstrates admirable skill!"

Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader

 

"The best new work I've seen this year."

Tom Williams, Chicago Critic

 

"Dazzling, hilarious, though-provoking... You'll want to re-live it!"

Katy Walsh, Chicago Theater Beat

 

The ensemble performs beautifully together... lovely and nuanced, funny as hell!"

Paul Cosca, Stead Style Chicago

 

"Among the most beautiful work I've seen in a storefront theatre in a long time."

Bob Bullen, Chicago Theatre Addict

 

"I was hooked from the beginning!"

Carole Kurht Brewer, Show Me Chicago

by Kathleen Akerley

directed by Jonathan L. Green and Megan A. McGuane

 

September 5 - October 3, 2010

Theater Wit

1229 W Belmont Avenue

 

Run time: 2 hours, with one intermission

This September, Sideshow Theatre Company invites you to blur the line between life and death with the Midwest premiere of Kathleen Akerley's critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. It’s 1963 and in a remote French hotel Barbara and Elizabeth Sweeny (an American mother and daughter) undergo some peculiar medical testing by a brilliant and eccentric doctor who specializes in unusual diseases. Accompanied by a young Tom Stoppard, a whiskey-fueled Tennessee Williams, and the mysterious scholar Mr. Asher, Elizabeth seeks to understand and cure her terrifying illness. Part mystery and part science fiction, this dazzling play's twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end.