While Peter Pan is a beloved children’s tale, Rick Elice creates a creative and enchanting prequel that’s geared towards adults in his play Peter and the Star Catcher. Drury Lane holds the entirely imagined world of Neverland with only twelve actors that play over one hundred characters. Directed by Loyola alum, William Osetrek, this epic play takes an inspired look at a classic story and answers the question of how Peter Pan became the “boy who never grows up”. Over the last few years, Osetrek has directed many plays at Drury Lane including Next to Normal, Young Frankenstein as well as Beaches, Dury Lane’s first new work in over 20 years.
Peter and the Star Catcher is being preformed at the Dury Lane Theatre now through October 18. The show runs Wednesdays and Thursdays at 1:30PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 8:30PM and 5PM, and Sundays at 2PM and 6PM. Tickets range from $40 to $71 and can be purchased here!
Celebrating the 100th birthday of acclaimed playwright Arthur Miller, the Timeline Theatre presents his classic play The Price, running now until November 22.
The play, which recounts the story of two brothers, explores “the legacy of the past and the price of life’s choices”. Upon their fathers death, two estranged brothers reconnect for the first time in years to sort through his possessions. Victor and Walter haven’t gotten along since the Depression, when their father informed the two that he could not afford to send either of them to college. Victor believes his story; however, Walter suspects that their father has hidden away some extra money to keep for himself. As Victor enters the police force, Walter struggles on with his education, eventually becoming a successful surgeon. Nearly 30 years later, as the family bargains over the value of their father’s possessions, deep-seated resentments boil to the surface and threaten to explode.
To catch a performance of The Price, get tickets by visiting Timeline Theatre’s website or by calling their box office at 773.281.8463 x6. Tickets cost $38 – $51. Timeline Theatre is located at 615 W. Wellington Ave. (L stop: Belmont).
The Bike Room now holds new works from Christian Rieben in his collection Ectoplasm from the Underworld. This work brings themes of memory, mythology and the reconsideration of the art historical cannon. It also includes the paintings European Transportation, Primavera and Catch and Release. His paintings create disrupted narrations that call his viewers to really question his themes of interest.
The Bike Room is an artist-run project space off the Loyola red line stop. Ectoplasm from the Underworld will have its opening reception September 5 from 6-9 PM. The show will run until October 2. There will also be a special Bagels and Bloody Mary Brunch in celebration of SAIC alumni weekend September 20 from 10 AM – 1 PM. Come out and support our very own fine arts professor Christian Rieben!