Theatre Faculty and Alumnus Featured in World Premiere of In Pigeon House
Theatre Department Interim Chair and alumnus Brian Shaw (BA '86) is directing the world premiere of In Pigeon House, a new play with music presented by the Seanachai Theatre. Theatre Department Musical Director Andra Velis Simon is a vocal coach for the production, and the cast includes Film and Video Department faculty member John Mossman.
Juxtaposed against the contemporary drug-fueled club scene in Dublin, In Pigeon House weaves together vaudeville, music hall, and cinema in this love letter to traveling shows. Moving between time and genres, the itinerant players Basher, Masher, Rasher and Dolly rip up the stage with a furious tornado of language and moving pictures. Written by Honor Molloy with original music by Paul Loesel, the show runs October 14-November 18, 2012 at the Den Theatre, located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood