Beyond Caring

Beyond Caring

March 22–May 7, 2017

“★★★★★”The London Times

“…by the end of director Alexander Zeldin’s quietly compelling production, I could barely breathe.”
Time Out London

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Unseen. Unheard. Unknown.

At the margins of society, on the knife-edge of survival, they work for low wages, in harsh conditions. No safety net. No insurance or protections. No guarantee of work tomorrow.

This critically-acclaimed piece, most recently produced at the UK’s National Theatre, is re-imagined for Chicago by writer/director Alexander Zeldin. In association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, this play is a gritty portrait of those who cling precariously to the bottom rung of the ladder. Full of life, humor, and tenderness, it sheds light on America’s shadow economy and shines an unflinching spotlight on the incendiary intersection of race and class.

ARTISTS

Written and Directed by Alexander Zeldin

In Association with Dark Harbor Stories

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO

The Beyond Caring audience will observe a work day in the lives of four temporary workers. The show has been specifically designed and staged so each audience member will have a unique perspective on the action unfolding–i.e., not everything will be visible to everyone, all the time. The intention is that the environment will help audiences enter into the world of the play. The audience is invited to dress casually to better inhabit the setting.

To learn more about this production, visit the Know Before You Go page.

DETAILS

Runs March 22 – May 7, 2017

Venue Water Tower Water Works

Recommended for ages 18+. Contains adult sexual situations, language and nudity.

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Groups of 8 or more save up to 20%. Email groupsales@lookingglasstheatre.org or call 773.477.9257 x125 for details.

The Beyond Caring audience will observe a work day in the lives of four temporary workers. The show has been specifically designed and staged so each audience member will have a unique perspective on the action unfolding–i.e., not everything will be visible to everyone, all the time. The intention is that the environment will help audiences enter into the world of the play. The audience is invited to dress casually to better inhabit the setting.

Production Sponsors

Richard A. Ditton

The Pauls Foundation

Lead Producer’s Circle

Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime

Nancy and Michael Timmers

Producer’s Circle

Douglas R. Brown and Rachel Kraft

Lead Connectivity and Engagement Sponsor
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