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Chicago Premiere | Extended through December 29

James Joyce’s
“The Dead”

BOOK BY RICHARD NELSON
MUSIC BY SHAUN DAVEY
LYRICS BY RICHARD NELSON & SHAUN DAVEY
DIRECTED BY CHARLES NEWELL
MUSIC DIRECTION BY JEFF LEWIS
CHOREOGRAPHY BY MARK HOWARD

Nov 21, 2002 — Dec 29, 2002

“POWERFUL ACCOMPLISHMENT… LOVELY, DEEPLY FELT… Court’s production I’ll remember for a long time” -CHICAGO TRIBUNE

“A TRIBUTE TO JAMES JOYCE… we experience the darkest depths, but we also see the blinding light.” -CHICAGO SUN TIMES

“HAUNTING MOMENTS and POWERFUL PERFORMANCES, and it’s simply yet beautifully designed” -CHICAGO READER

“A CHARMING GEM OF A TALE… this is a poignant and dazzling jewel of a holiday show.” -DAILY SOUTHTOWN

“A FIRST RATE ENSEMBLE… presented with such grace, passion, humor and vivacity that one is swept away by it.” -GAY CHICAGO MAGAZINE

The Chicago premiere of James Joyce’s “The Dead,” one of the most lauded new musicals of the last decade. Friends and family gather to eat and drink on the Feast of the Epipihany in Dublin at the turn of the 20th century. During the festivities, a familiar song reignites a long-buried passion in one of the party’s guests, and the memories of unfulfilled possibilities spark haunting epiphanies.

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