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"A tyrant's best work is making his victims impossible to save."

One year from right now, Congress solves the homelessness problem. The newly passed Rectification Act gives disenfranchised citizens new lives as trained workers in the homes of the wealthy. But they are also forbidden from leaving the program to find a better future. Twenty years later, Leon and Regina are hired to work for well-meaning philanthropist Martin, who has become interested in new fields of psychiatric research and invites his workers to participate. But a simple gift begins a powerful series of events that will test the principles of the entire household. Searing questions of morality, possession and the crimes of the well-intentioned boil to the surface in the tense and provocative world premiere of Tyrant, by Sideshow artistic associate Kathleen Akerley (Theories of the Sun). Society has changed for the better, but how has it changed all of us?

 

Approximate run time: 2 hours, 15 minutes, including one intermission

Tyrant is recommended for mature audiences.

 

May 24 - June 29, 2014

Theater Wit

1229 West Belmont Avenue

 

This program is partially supported by a grant

from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

by Kathleen Akerley

directed by Kathleen Akerley and Megan A. McGuane

 

May 24 - June 29, 2014

Theater Wit

1229 W Belmont Avenue

 

Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission

Tyrant is recommended for mature audiences.

One year from right now, Congress solves the homelessness problem. The newly passed Rectification Act gives disenfranchised citizens new lives as trained workers in the homes of the wealthy. But they are also forbidden from leaving the program to find a better future. Twenty years later, Leon and Regina are hired to work for well-meaning philanthropist Martin, who has become interested in new fields of psychiatric research and invites his workers to participate. But a simple gift begins a powerful series of events that will test the principles of the entire household. Searing questions of morality, possession and the crimes of the well-intentioned boil to the surface in the tense and provocative world premiere of Tyrant, by Sideshow artistic associate Kathleen Akerley (Theories of the Sun). Society has changed for the better, but how has it changed all of us?

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

One year from right now, Congress solves the homelessness problem. The newly passed Rectification Act gives disenfranchised citizens new lives as trained workers in the homes of the wealthy. But they are also forbidden from leaving the program to find a better future. Twenty years later, Leon and Regina are hired to work for well-meaning philanthropist Martin, who has become interested in new fields of psychiatric research and invites his workers to participate. But a simple gift begins a powerful series of events that will test the principles of the entire household. Searing questions of morality, possession and the crimes of the well-intentioned boil to the surface in the tense and provocative world premiere of Tyrant, by Sideshow artistic associate Kathleen Akerley (Theories of the Sun). Society has changed for the better, but how has it changed all of us?

 

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.