Idle Muse 2013/2014 Season
August 8th - September 8th
who have ever hoped,on occasion, that a little Enchantment might step in...
Idle Muse Theatre Company presents Enchanted April, running August 8th through September 8th at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago.
Idle Muse 2012/2013 Season
Home. It’s a word that evokes the warmest emotions in the recesses of our minds. It’s a place of safety and place of belonging. For the
characters inhabiting our next season, Home means everything and it is exactly what’s been taken from them. What’s happens after our actions
are so extreme that we’re exiled from our Home. What is punishment and what is the true measure of redemption? Only by answering these questions can they find the path Home.
July 26th-August 26th
by Colleen Wagner, directed by Evan Jackson
Caught up in the political interests of a war he never understood, a young soldier stands convicted of war crimes. Stetko obeyed his superiors only to find that, at the conclusion of the war, he is personally responsible for crimes "everyone was doing." Now his only chance for survival is an enigmatic woman from the enemy side with an agenda he doesn’t understand.
Featuring Idle Muse Ensemble Member Brian Bengston and Babes with Blades Ensemble Member Amy Harmon, this profoundly affecting award-winning drama is a searing exploration of man's inhumanity in war time and the question of forgiveness. The Monument examines the paradox of the modern soldier, and the ambiguities of morality and justice.
Winner of the 1996 Governor General's Literary Award for Drama
February 14th-March 17th
by Lee Blessing, directed by Lenny Wahlberg
A Chicago Premiere!
Welcome to Lonesome Hollow, a small, rural town in America’s near future where sexual offenders have been removed from the traditional penal system. Lee Blessing’s play explores current society’s tendency toward devolution of government prerogatives to private, corporate interests.
Nye is a hard-bitten predator of young boys. Tuck is a photographer-artist convicted of pornography and sleeping with a young girl who uses his self-imposed occupational therapy to build a meditation labyrinth. But the prisoners begin to suspect there is no exit and no redemption at the ominous center of Lonesome Hollow.