Six Characters in Search of an Author
Written by Luigi Pirandello
Directed by Maria Burnham
Produced by Chad Wise
Starring: Joshua Arroyo, Jean E. Burr, Norman J. Burt, Ana Dragovich, Nellsyn Hill, Heather L. Jencks, Miona Lee, Emma Palizza, Jason Pereira, Chuck Quinn IV, Andy Ricci, Kara Reese Rivera and Alejandra Vivanco
Stage Manager: Lisa Uhlig
Props Designer: Carolyn Minor
Costume Designer: Katy Vest
Set Design: Tim Lee
In the age of reality television when fiction is often realer than reality, Luigi Pirandello’s classic metatheatrical play about the relationship between authors, characters, actors, directors and audience takes on new relevance.
Six characters come looking for life and find the theatre world acutely unable to make them real. Ghostlight Ensemble's production examines the institutional racism and biases found in modern theatre and leaves the audience wondering if they were watching a show, or were they, in fact, the show.
As a partner to this production, Ghostlight will also present Six Authors in Search of a Character, a short play festival in which six authors pen 10-minute plays around the “missing” character in The Mountain Giants, Luigi Pirandello’s final, unfinished play.
Six Character in Search of an Author is supported by the L’Istituto Italiano di Cultura Chicago and is being produced in conjunction with:
Where: Voice of the City studio in Logan Square
(3429 W Diversey Ave, Chicago 60647)
When: April 7-9 (Previews)
April 14 through May 7 (Performances)
What Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.
How Much: Tickets $5 suggest donation for previews
$15 suggested donation for regular performance. Reserve your spot here.
Please note: There will be no performance on Sunday, April 16. Instead, there will be an Industry performance on Monday, April 17.