CHICAGO: Idle Muse Theatre Company will spend the 2015–16 season, its 10th, exploring the line between truth and fantasy, with offerings that include a world premiere and a new adaptation of an old classic.
First up is the world premiere of The Woman Who Amuses Herself (Oct. 24–Nov. 22) by Victor Lodato, about a man who steals the Mona Lisa, then spends two years in his Paris apartment alone with the painting. Nathan Please directs.
Then it is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic The Hound of the Baskervilles (March 5-April 3, 2016), in a new adaptation by Althos Low, to be directed by Idle Muse artistic director Evan Jackson.
Idle Muse Theatre Company was established in 2006 by theatre artists interested exploring the relationship between individuals and worlds they inhabit. Seeking to create production opportunities for themselves and other artists, they believed the best way to do this was to build a “modern guild” of players, an environment where theatre artists of different experience levels and backgrounds could develop their craft and learn from each other.