Men Should Weep

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    July 5 – August 10, 2014

    Location

    On the East stage of the Raven Theatre Complex
    6157 North Clark St. in Chicago

    Show & Ticket Info

    For tickets or for more information call 866-811-4111
    Previews – July 5 – 12, 2014
    Opening Night – Sunday, July 13, 2014
    Regular Run – July 17 – August 10, 2014
    Performances – Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 7:30pm & Sunday at 3:00pm.
    (Please note there will be one Saturday matinee performance at 2:30pm on Saturday, August 9, 2014)

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    Overview

    By Ena Lamont Stewart
    Directed by Robin Witt

    Ena Lamont Stewart’s landmark Scottish drama is set in Glasgow’s tenements during the 1930s depression, and follows the misfortunes of the Morrison family. Care-worn matriarch Maggie finds herself supported and challenged by a network of neighbors and family from whom it is impossible to keep any secrets. She does her very best in the worst of circumstances – always putting herself last in this searing and often funny depiction of the working class.

    MEN SHOULD WEEP has not received an American production in 30 years. The Griffin Theatre is thrilled to bring this classic Scottish drama to Chicago and American audiences for the first time since 1984. Stewart’s play fits perfectly with Griffin’s mission of exploring inter-generational themes as it did with past productions like Time and the Conways, Flare Path and Ah, Wilderness!

    A seminal work in the UK’s contemporary play canon, MEN SHOULD WEEP was named one of the “Top 100 Plays of the Century” National Theatre of London’s millennium poll. The play made its hit debut at Glasgow Unity in 1947 followed by critically-acclaimed revivals at the Edinburgh Festival in 1982 and more recently at National Theatre of Scotland in 2010. In his four-star review, Michael Billington of The Guardian wrote, “This remains a landmark play in British drama; and, if men should weep, it is because Lamont Stewart was discouraged from ever writing a successor to a work that blends such indignation with theatrical exuberance.”

    Crew

    Kate Murphy – Costume Designer
    Brandon Wardell – Lighting Designer
    Courtney O’Neill – Scenic Designer
    Victoria (toy) Deiorio – Sound Designer
    Majel Cuza – Production Manager
    Mary O’Connor – Assistant Director
    Adam Goldstein – Dialect Coach
    Ellie Reed – Casting Director

    Cast

    Katherine Banks – Lily
    Maggie Cain – Granny
    Christina Gorman – Mrs. Bone
    Ada Grey – Edie Morrison
    Curtis Jackson – Alec Morrison
    Jodi Kingsley – Lizzie Morrison
    Tim Martin – Removal Man 1
    Lori Myers – Maggie Morrison
    Ashley Neal – Mrs. Harris
    Amanda Powell – Isa
    Ellie Reed – Jenny Morrison
    Michael Saguto – Ernie Morrison
    Roxanne Saylor – Mrs. Wilson
    T. Isaac Sherman – Removal Man 2
    Scot West – John Morrison

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