This January, Clockwise Theatre mounts Doubting Thomas, the critically acclaimed drama by award-winning Chicago playwright John Green
Doubting Thomas explores the tension between logic and faith when Thomas - a passionate, born-again young Christian deeply in love with his fiancée - seeks answers over his conflict between his religion and his own sense of self and spirit.
Directed by Doug McDade (Gurnee), the cast features Doug Schuetz (Lake Forest), Cori M. Woods (Chicago), Michael Wollner (Lake Villa), and Antonio Zhiurinskas (Chicago Ridge)
Doubting Thomas runs January 24th-February 16th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sundays at 3PM. Tickets are only $20 and can be purchased by clicking on the link to the right or by calling Brown Paper Tickets 24/7 at 1-800-838-3006.
Join us for The Great New Plays Reading Series
There Are So Many Great New Plays and We Can't Afford to Produce Them All so at Least Let's Have a Reading of Some of Them
The last Sunday of every month October 2013 thru April 2014 (with December off) Clockwise will be presenting a public reading of a new play. The readings will be at 6:30PM and afterwards the audience is invited stay to meet the playwright and participate in a post-reading discussion. Free to the public (with a suggested donation of $5) at Clockwise Theatre, 221 North Genesee Street in downtown Waukegan, right next door to the historic Genesee Theatre. Ample, free street parking.
January 26th Alcestis Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Lynne McMahon, directed by Juan Castaneda
February 23rd Play selection TBA, directed by Cassandra Ellwing
March 30th Sehnsucht in September in Sunset Park by Alex Landers, directed by Alexandra Main
April 27th Play selection TBA, director Wayne Mell
More Details on the Great New Play Reading Series:
The genesis of the program was Clockwise Theatre's participation in the Dramatists Guild national conference this past August. Meeting hundreds of playwrights at the top of their game re-energized our commitment to new work and the living-and-writing playwright. With preference given to local and area playwrights, Clockwise brings together professional actors who work with a director for one rehearsal and then the following week, the play is read aloud in front of the audience. Like radio theatre but with the opportunity to watch the actors, The Great New Plays Reading Series is a fun, casual, entertaining way to spend a Sunday evening. After the reading, there will be a chance to meet the playwright, actors, and directors, as well as participate in a discussion of the play.
The next reading will be January 26th Alcestis Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Lynne McMahon, directed by Juan Castaneda, it will be performed 6:30PM Sunday evening, Janaury 26th at Clockwise Theatre, 221 North Genesee Street, right next door to the historic Genesee Theatre. Free to the public (with a suggested donation of $5) there is ample, free street parking. For more information, call 847-775-1500