THE GREAT FIRE

September 21 – December 4, 2011

Water Tower Water Works

Written and Directed by Ensemble Member John Musial

October 8, 1871

It has been one of the hottest, driest autumns on record, and now a strong wind blows from the Southwest. At 9:40PM, the Chicago Fire Department gets their first report of a small blaze on the city’s southwest side. Soon there is no stopping the Great Chicago Fire until it finally runs out of things to burn. In one night, the very rich, the very poor, and everyone in between are transformed forever. Ensemble Member John Musial (Our Future Metropolis, Nelson Algren: For Keeps and a Single Day) revisits his acclaimed 1999 production about the disaster that redefined Chicago. Spectacular, spiritual, highly physical and exquisitely emotional, the Chicago Sun-Times praised The Great Fire as “highly original, hugely entertaining” and remarked that “no one who sees this show will be able to look at Chicago in the same way again.”

Featuring Ensemble Members Thomas J. Cox, Kevin Douglas, Artistic Associate Troy West, with Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Stephanie Diaz, Lindsey Noel Whiting, and Gary Wingert

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.
THOMAS J. COX
Ensemble Member
KEVIN DOUGLAS
Ensemble Member
JOSHUA HORVATH
Artistic Associate
ALISON SIPLE
Artistic Associate
TROY WEST
Artistic Associate
LINDSEY NOEL WHITING
Artistic Associate
 
 

Production Sponsor: United
Opening Night Sponsor: Park Hyatt Chicago

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