Writers’ Theatre continues its season with the Midwest premiere of “The Letters” by John W. Lowell, directed by Kimberly Senior. The play, which begins Nov. 13 and runs through March 3, promises to captivate audiences with its thrilling plot, superb production and outstanding direction.
Director Kimberly Senior’s intimate bookstore production, featuring Kate Fry and Mark L. Montgomery, will captivate audiences as the stakes are raised in this taut political thriller.
Senior, who is recognized for her great talent in directing contemporary and new plays, will take the audience into a thrilling game of cat and mouse in a plot thick with the twists of politics and disinformation. Set in 1930s Russia, Lowell's “The Letters” asks, "Who will claim the upper hand: those who suppress the truth, or those who will risk everything to liberate it?" “The Letters” garnered Lowell a nomination in the 2008/2009 Ovation Award in Playwriting for Best Original Play.
The North Shore theater is committed to producing not only premieres of new plays, but to also giving vital second productions to plays still in process. Writers' Theatre has collaborated with John W. Lowell and Kimberly Senior this past year on an intensive workshop process to give Lowell the time and resources to expand, deepen and refine his work.
Press openings are on Nov. 28 and Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. The show is on every Tuesday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., every Thursday and Friday at 8:00 p.m., every Saturday at 4:00 and 8:00 p.m., and every Sunday at 2:00 and 6:00 p.m.
For more information about Writers’ Theatre, call 847-242-6000 or view the North Shore theater on the Web at www.writerstheatre.org, on Facebook or on Twitter at Twitter.com/WritersTheatre. Writers’ Theatre is located at 376 Park Ave. in Glencoe.
About Writers’ Theatre
Over the past 20 seasons, Writers' Theatre has become a major Chicagoland cultural destination for plays with a national reputation for excellence. Under the artistic leadership of Michael Halberstam and the executive leadership of Kathryn M. Lipuma, Writers' Theatre has been deemed the "best drama company in the nation" by the Wall Street Journal and achieved 20 years of surplus operations. The company, which plays to a sold-out and discerning audience of 35,000 patrons each season, has garnered critical praise for the consistently high quality and intimacy of its artistry.
In July 2011, Writers' Theatre announced the hiring of the award-winning, internationally renowned Studio Gang Architects, led by principle Jeanne Gang, FAIA to design a new home for the theater in downtown Glencoe, which will once again allow the theater to grow to accommodate its audience, while maintaining its trademark intimacy. The new facility will resonate with and complement the theater's neighboring Glencoe community and will add tremendous value to Chicagoland and the North Shore as a premier cultural destination.