The Chicago theater company known as The Hypocrites has announced its 2012-13 season. The shows are:
- “Fall of the House of Usher”: Adapted and directed from Edgar Allan Poe by former artistic director Sean Graney, this show will have an all-female cast and open in mid-August.
- “The Mikado”: Performed in a seasonal repertory with a reprise staging of Graney's hit version of “The Pirates of Penzance”; the two Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, both freely adapted, will start their run just before Thanksgiving.
- “Coriolanus”: An adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy developed and directed by Geoff Button. It opens in March.
- "Stealing a Ferris Wheel”: A new play with a title that may change, it’s set in a decaying Chicago amusement park and penned by Jay Torrence. Halena Keys will direct the project, which begins in May, 2013.
This is the 16th season for the Hypocrities, which is in residence at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.