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Lawrence Grimm and the cast of Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017 Chicago premiere of "The Heavens Are Hung in Black" by James Still, directed by Louis Contey. (Photo by Evan Hanover)

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

The season will feature a new stage adaptation of “Crime and Punishment” and the Chicago premiere of “The Realistic Joneses.”

CHICAGO: Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, which will include a re-imagined classic, a Chicago premiere, and a political drama.

The season will open with a new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment (Sept. 6-Oct. 20) adapted by Chris Hannan. It is psychological thriller about a man named Raskolnikov who plays a dangerous cat and mouse game with a magistrate. The production will feature an ensemble of 11 actors, and Louis Contey will direct.

Next will be the Chicago premiere of The Realistic Joneses (Jan. 11-March 9, 2019) by Will Eno, about the lives of the four Joneses, a suburban family, and their struggle to communicate with each other. Jeremy Wechsler will direct.

Closing out the season will be Hannah and Martin (April 11-May 25, 2019) by Kate Fodor. It is based on the love affair between Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and renowned philosopher Martin Heidegger, and tells the story of what happens when Arendt discovers that Heidegger is using his skills to assist Nazis. Contey will direct.

Shattered Globe Theatre was founded in 1991 and is an ensemble-based theatre that aims to create an intimate, visceral theatre experience that challenges the perspectives of audiences and artists alike through passionate storytelling.

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