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Halcyon Theatre announces 2016–17 season

Robert N. Isaac and Allyce Torres in Halcyon Theatre's Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen]
Photograph: Tom McGrath Robert N. Isaac and Allyce Torres in Halcyon Theatre's Estrella Cruz [the junkyard queen]

Albany Park-based Halcyon Theatre has announced three out of four titles for its upcoming season, which will include works by María Irene Fornés, Debbie Tucker Green and Marisela Treviño Orta.

Fornés's 1977 play Fefu and Her Friends, with an all-female cast and unconventional narrative structure, opens the season, staged by Halcyon artistic director Tony Adams (August 18–October 8). British playwright Tucker Green's 2003 debut dirty butterfly, about isolated and eavesdropping neighbors, gets its U.S. debut in a co-production with the Blind Owl, directed by the latter company's artistic director Azar Kazemi (November 3–December 10).

Orta's The River Bride, inspired by Brazilian folklore, will have its Chicago premiere, with a director yet to be announced (May 11–June 18). A spring co-production with A-Squared Theatre Workshop remains TBA as well. Halcyon's current season continues with the world premiere of Callie Kimball's Dreams of the Penny Gods, beginning performances next week and running through May 1. Halcyon Theatre is in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church.


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