20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS

May 23 – August 26, 2018

Adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low
From the Books by Jules Verne
Directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar

When a terrifying sea monster is spotted off the coast, renowned scientist Professor Aronnax and fellow explorers set out to investigate. They soon find themselves kidnapped and held under the command, and spell, of the mysterious Captain Nemo. As they circle the globe aboard the most advanced submarine the world has never seen, they confront giant squids, bizarre sea creatures, and the monsters that lurk below…and within.

Adapted from Jules Verne’s epic adventure exploring the murky perils of the seas, Ensemble Member David Kersnar invites you to board the Nautilus and “Dive! Dive! Dive!” into this Lookingglass World Premiere.

★★★½. A rip-roaring adventure…A big summer hit for Lookingglass”

– Chicago Tribune

As visually stunning as it is timely”

– The Daily Herald

ARTISTS

Director/Playwright
Scenic Designer
Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Sound Designer/Composer
Circus Choreographer
Puppet Designer
Puppet Designer
Puppet Designer
Rigging Designer
Properties Designer
Dialect Coach
Fight Choreographer
Stage Manager
 
 
 

FEATURING

Captain Nemo
Gideon Spillet, J.B. Hobson, Guard, Boatswain
Pencroff, Farragut
Harbert, Ensign Smith, Nicholas
Professor Morgan Aronnax
Cyrus Smith, Constable Weaver, Engineer
Kin-Fo, Mr. Drax, First Mate
Brigette Conseil
 
 
 

LOOKINGGLASS ARTISTS

Lookingglass is an ensemble based company, with a dedicated group of artists composing its roster of Ensemble Members, Artistic Associates, and Teaching Artists.
KAREEM BANDEALY
Ensemble Member
CHRISTINE A. BINDER
Artistic Associate
WALTER BRIGGS
Artistic Associate
THOMAS J. COX
Ensemble Member
MICAH FIGUEROA
Teaching Artist
KASEY FOSTER
Artistic Associate
DAVID KERSNAR
Ensemble Member
LANISE ANTOINE SHELLEY
Teaching Artist
RICK SIMS
Artistic Associate
 
 
 

VENUE

Water Tower Water Works
821 N Michigan Ave

RUN TIME

Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including one intermission

RECOMMENDATIONS

Ages 8+

Advisory: This production features haze, fog, strobe lights, and some simulated cannon fire.

ACCESSIBILITY

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    Audio Description/Touch Tour

    Thursday, July 26
    7:30PM | Touch Tour begins at 6PM

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    Open Captioning

    Thursday, July 19
    7:30PM

MORE INFO

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SPONSORS

Production Sponsor

Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation

Lead Producer’s Circle

Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime

Producer’s Circle

Leigh and Henry Bienen

Abbie Helene Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth

Opening Night Sponsor

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