"Caught" by Christopher Chen, at InterAct Theatre in Philadelphia in 2014. Pictured: Justin Jain and Bi Jean Ngo.

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2015–16 Season

The slate includes world premieres by David Jacobi and Hansol Jung, as well as a script development program.

CHICAGO:  Sideshow Theatre Company has announced its 2015–16 season, including three productions, two of them world premieres.

To kick off the season will be the world premiere of Hansol Jung’s No More Sad Things (Nov. 15– Dec. 20), about two wanderers whose paths collide on a beach. Elly Green will direct.

Next will be the world premiere of David Jacobi’s Mai Dang Lao (March 6–April 10, 2016), based on a true story about a crime committed in a fast food restaurant and the lengths an employee will go to restore the proper balance in the workplace. Artistic associate Marti Lyons will direct.

Finishing the season will be Christopher Chen’s Caught (May 29–July 3, 2016), presented in collaboration with Xiong Art Gallery, about a Chinese dissident artist and activist who publishes an account of his harrowing confinement at the hands of the government. Seth Bockley will direct.

Sideshow will also continue the Freshness Initiative, a development program for new scripts, with public readings featuring Philip Dawkins and Bonnie Metzgar.

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