The Alcyone Festival 2014: Inspirations

In its seventh year, our annual Alcyone Festival celebrates the depth and breadth of women writing for the stage. The theme for The Alcyone Festival 2014 is "Inspirations," featuring works by women that have inspired some of the artists who have inspired us.

May 29 through June 22, 2014
At Christ Lutheran Church, 4541 N Spaulding Ave. in Chicago  (map)
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8 p.m and Sundays at 6 p.m.

The Alcyone 14 Lineup:

Between Pancho Villa and a Naked Woman by Sabina Berman
translated by Shelley Tepperman
directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary

A witty and incisive comedy from one of Mexico’s leading playwrights shows the primal macho hidden within the progressive intellectual and the desire to be loved smoldering within a liberated woman.

Diana of Dobson's by Cicely Hamilton
adapted and directed by Sarah Laeuchli

Diana is a waitress at Dobson's, a seedy sports bar, who unexpectedly inherits $100,000 from a distant relative. Throwing caution and common sense to the wind, she decides to spend it all on one glorious trip to Switzerland.

Tiny Dynamite by Abi Morgan
directed by Helen Young

An impossible love story is given a second chance and three scorched characters are about to learn that lightning does strike twice.

 

Pictured: Tamika Lecheé Morales and Derek Garza
Photo by Tom McGrath