Friday, January 08, 2016

Friday, January 08, 2016 12:30 am by M. in    No comments
A new production of Polly Teale's Brontë opens today, January 8, in Chicago:
Promethean Theatre Ensemble presents
Brontë
by Polly Teale

Friday, January 8, 2016 – Sunday, February 7, 2016
Athenaeum Studio 1
2936 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago

Contemporary British dramatist Polly Teale’s post-modern play imaginatively depicts the lives of three sisters—plain and unwed—who defied social constraints and wrote themselves into immortality by penning the greatest romances of all time.   Brontë delves into the relationships of three sisters compelled to write for different reasons, often at odds with each other, but ultimately, who inspired each other in literature and life.   In this transformational play, Brontë revives our favorite heroes and heroines from Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights, and through an examination of these historic women considers what it means to be a woman today.

Cast
Janeane Bowlware ... Anne Brontë
Ashley Fox ...Cathy/Bertha
Anne Korajczyk ... Emily Brontë
Jared Dennis ... Rochester/Bell Nichols
Eleanor Katz ... Charlotte Brontë
John Arthur Lewis ... Patrick/Heger
Ken Miller ... Branwell/Heathcliff/Huntington

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