'Great Expectations' extends through Dec. 20
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Strawdog Theatre Co. and its artistic director, Hank Boland, announce the extension of Charles Dickens’ classic "Great Expectations," adapted by Gale Childs Daly and directed by Jason W. Gerace, through Saturday, Dec. 20. A fully accessible performance takes place at Victory Gardens at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.10, with a touch tour at 6:45 p.m. Order tickets online at http://www.strawdog.org or by calling 773-528-9696. "Great Expectations played to capacity crowds in its initial run and extensions, as well as having a sold-out remount at Theatre on the Lake in summer 2014," according to an ananouncement. "It is also the recipient of the 2013-2014 Joseph Jefferson Award for Outstanding Direction by Jason Gerace. Gerace returns to Strawdog to remount Gale Childs Daly's bold reinvention of the classic novel where a cast of six (Amanda Drinkall, Caleb Fullen, Mary Winn Heider, Cody Proctor, Paige Smith and Mike Tepeli) quick-change their way through nearly 40 characters. Great Expectations, a masterpiece of Victorian literature, tells the story of an orphan named Pip. Plucked from poverty and thrust into the upper class, lawyers and other minions hide Pip’s benefactor’s identity and motives as he tries to find love and a living in his radically changed circumstances, ultimately revealing a fascinating web of secret identities and hidden pasts."