BEYOND CARING

March 22–May 7, 2017

Written and Directed by Alexander Zeldin
In Association with Dark Harbor Stories

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.

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.

★★★★★

– The London Times

…by the end of director Alexander Zeldin’s quietly compelling production, I could barely breathe.

– Time Out London

ARTISTS

Writer/Director
Scenic and Lighting Designer
Costume Designer
Sound Designer and Composer
Intimacy Choreographer
Properties Designer
Stage Manager
 

FEATURING

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.
MARA BLUMENFELD
Ensemble Member
J. NICOLE BROOKS
Ensemble Member
DANIEL OSTLING
Ensemble Member
DAVID SCHWIMMER
Ensemble Member
TRACY WALSH
Ensemble Member
 

VENUE

Water Tower Water Works
821 N Michigan Ave

RUN TIME

90 minutes, no intermission

AGE RECOMMENDATION

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

SPONSORS

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

Connectivity and Engagement Sponsor

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