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Photograph: Michael BrosilowMorgan Maher and John Henry Roberts, front, in The Crownless King at The House Theatre of Chicago

The House Theatre of Chicago announces 2014-15 season

A meta-adaptation of Moby-Dick and the conclusion of The Hammer Trilogy are highlights


The House Theatre of Chicago announced plans today for its 13th season, to include a repertory staging of its fantasy trilogy now known as The Hammer Trinity.

The season opens with Season on the Line (September 12–October 26, 2014), company member Shawn Pfautsch's new adaptation of Moby-Dick rendered as the story of a theater company adapting Moby-Dick. Jess McLeod directs. That's followed by the holiday return of the House's take on The Nutcracker (November 7–December 30), with Tommy Rapley again directing Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich and Kevin O'Donnell's adaptation.

In 2015, the House will stage the premiere of The Excelsior King (February 21–May 4), the final piece of Nathan Allen and Chris Mathews's Hammer Trinity, running in repertory with remounts of 2012's The Iron Stag King and 2013's The Crownless King. The plays can be seen individually on weeknights, or in all-day marathons on Saturdays and Sundays; Allen directs all three.

Each of the above productions takes place at the Chopin Theatre. Company member Dennis Watkins's long-running The Magic Parlour also continues under the House Theatre banner at the Palmer House Hilton.

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