CHICAGO – The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “God’s Ear,” written by Jenny Schwartz and directed by Andrew Peters, on the Fullerton Stage on DePaul’s Lincoln Park Campus. The production opens Feb. 12 and runs through Feb. 21. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Previews are Feb. 10-11 at 7:30 p.m.
“God’s Ear” centers on a child who dies and a family that shatters. Two parents grapple with the language of loss as they fight to pull their family back together. The couple navigates their new reality using dark humor, disjointed poetry, rampant clichés and an occasional visit from the Tooth Fairy and G.I. Joe.
The cast features Mélisa Breiner-Sanders (Mel), Sam Krey (Ted), Dyllan Miller (Lanie), Marjorie Muller (Tooth Fairy), Jack Disselhorst (Flight Attendant/G.I. Joe), Julia Atkin (Lenora) and Brian Healy (Guy).
The production team includes Peters (director), Mark Elliott (music director), Phil Timberlake (vocal coach), Patrice Egleston (movement director), Jacob Ives (scenic designer), Meg Burke (costume designer), Anthony Forchielli (lighting designer), Connor Ciesil (sound designer), Lauren Quinlan (dramaturg) and Alexa Santiago (stage manager).
Peters is in his third and final year of the MFA directing program at The Theatre School at DePaul University. He founded and served as artistic director of Glass Mind Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland for four years. He was an artistic intern at Victory Gardens, and his recent Theatre School directing credits include Noah Haidle's “Vigils,” Holly Arsenault's “Undo,” Våclav Havel's “The Memo” and Rajiv Joseph's “Gruesome Playground Injuries.” He also assisted on “Esperanza Rising” and “A Free Man of Color.” He directed for Glass Mind, Baltimore's One Minute Play Festival, and the Baltimore Playwrights Festival, and he produced Glass Mind Theatre’s “Brainstorm” festival for four years. He holds undergraduate degrees in both theater and marketing from Towson University.
Additional special events for the play include an opening night reception following the performance on Feb. 12, and post-show discussions on Feb. 14 and Feb. 18.
Tickets are $15, preview tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5 with a valid ID. Subscriptions and group rates for six or more people are available. All tickets are reserved seating. Tickets are available by calling 773-325-7900 or visiting http://theatre.depaul.edu
The Theatre School at DePaul University is located at 2350 N Racine Ave. The school is accessible via the Fullerton CTA Station and the Fullerton 74 bus. Visitors and audience members can park in DePaul University’s Clifton Parking Deck at 2330 N. Clifton Ave. Please call the box office for additional information at 773-325-7900.
The performance will be audio described with a pre-performance touch tour for blind and low vision patrons, Feb. 21 at 2 p.m. for additional information call 773-325-7900. The Feb. 21 performance will be interpreted in American Sign Language. TTY: 773-325-7975.
Feb. 17 at 7:30 p.m. is United Service Organizations of Illinois Night. U.S. Armed Forces personnel and their families with a valid military ID may attend the performance for free. For additional information or to reserve tickets, visit www.tixfortroops.org
or call 773-325-7900.
The Theatre School at DePaul University educates, trains and inspires students of theatre in a conservatory setting that is rigorous, disciplined and culturally diverse. The school and its students strive for the highest level of professional skill and artistry. A commitment to diversity and equality in education is central to its mission. As an integral part of the training, The Theatre School produces public programs and performances from a wide repertoire of classic, contemporary and original plays that challenge, entertain, and stimulate the imagination. The school seeks to enhance the intellectual and cultural life of the university community, the city and the profession. To learn more, visit http://theatre.depaul.edu