THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY
A Midwest Premiere
by David West Read
Directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus
Since the sudden death of his favorite student, high-school teacher Larry Morrow has been falling asleep at his desk and dreaming. Steve, the school's guidance counselor, hangs inspirational posters designed to help everyone "process their emotions” while the student's sister and friends find little solace in their schoolwork. THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY is a bittersweet story of choices made, opportunities lost, and finding the strength to move on.
The running time is approximately one hour and twenty minutes with no intermission.
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4147 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFO:
Profiles Theatre is conveniently located in the Uptown/Buena Park neighborhood, and very easily accessible by CTA or Lake Shore Drive.
If coming off of Lake Shore Drive, take Irving Park exit. Make a right on Broadway and continue North to 4147 N. Broadway
If coming off of 90/94, take Irving Park exit and head East to Broadway. Take a left on Broadway and continue North about 2 blocks to 4147 N. Broadway
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TRAIN: The SHERIDAN Red Line stop at Irving Park Rd & Sheridan is two blocks from the theatre.
Red Line to Sheridan stop. Head East on Irving Park Rd for 2 blocks. Turn left on Broadway, continue North to the theatre at 4147 N. Broadway.
BUS: #36 Broadway bus stops right in front of the theatre, at the corner of Broadway and Buena.
#80 Irving Park and #151 Sheridan are also nearby.
THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY received its World premiere in March 2011 as part of Roundabout Underground, Roundabout Theatre's initiative to nurture new plays by emerging writers. Playwright David West Read, a native of Toronto, currently resides as a Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at The Juilliard School, and a recent graduate of the MFA program in Dramatic Writing at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY was developed at the 2010 National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Mr. Read currently works on a commission for South Coast Repertory.
Directed by Profiles Co-Artistic Director Joe Jahraus, the cast of THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY features Co-Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox as Larry and Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher as Steve. Also featured are guest artists Marilyn Bass, Sarah Chalcroft, Joel Collins, Vic Kuligoski and Alaina Stacey.
“THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY was my first fully-produced play in New York, and I am thrilled to be making my Midwest premiere with the same play just two years later,” says playwright David West Read. “Profiles Theatre has been home to many great plays and playwrights in recent years, and with this company at the helm, I am confident that my work is in very good hands.”
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