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Jackalope Theatre Company announces 2016–17 season

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Kris Vire
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Jackalope Theatre Company announced this morning a three-play lineup for its 2016–17 season, the company’s ninth. All three plays are new to Chicago.

The season opens with the U.S. premiere of Octagon (October 19–November 20), by Chicago playwright Kristiana Rae Colón. The play, set backstage at a poetry slam, was first produced in 2015 at the Arcola Theatre in London. Tara Branham directs.

The Snare (February 22–April 1), a world premiere by Chicago-based playwright Samantha Beach, is a good-versus-evil tale about a teenage girl who hears the voice of the devil. Elana Boulos will direct. Finally, Jackalope artistic director Gus Menary will helm the Midwest premiere of Aaron Loeb’s Ideation (May 10–June 17), a very dark comedy about corporate consultants brainstorming about an ethically iffy project.

All three productions will take place at Jackalope’s space within Edgewater's Broadway Armory Park. Jackalope’s current production, the world premiere of Ike Holter’s exhilarating Prowess, continues through June 25.

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