Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood

August 21, 2009 — September 27, 2009
Storefront Theater
78 E. Washington
$20; $18 Seniors; $16 students;

Caffeine Theatre, in association with Chicago DCA Theater, presents Under Milk Wood by Welsh playwright and poet Dylan Thomas. The production comes to Chicago DCA Theater’s Storefront Theater at 66 E. Randolph Street, from August 21 – September 27, 2009. Members of the press are invited to the opening performance on Thursday, August 27, at 7:30 p.m.

Under Milk Wood is Dylan Thomas’ dark, but funny play about the dreams and waking lives of a fictional Welsh town. An iconic favorite since it was first broadcast as a radio play in 1954, the play’s 47 quirky characters bring to life their inner longings bubbling beneath the surface of the town's daily life, endearing us to humanity's bawdy and magnificent possibilities. Paul S. Holmquist directs this classic but utterly relevant play with an intimate and physically intense ensemble of Chicago theater veterans and emerging talent.

Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 3:00 p.m. Post-show discussions will follow the performances on Thursdays, September 3 and 17.

Tickets for Under Milk Wood are $20 for general admission, $18 for seniors, and $16 for students. The preview performances on August 21, 22, and 23 cost $15. Discounts are available for Chicago Cultural Center Mosaic Members, military personnel, theater industry affiliates, and large groups. All tickets are available by calling 312.742.TIXS (8497), visiting www.dcatheater.org, or stopping by the box office, open Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon to 4 p.m.; and one hour prior to each performance.