3:26 PM CDT, March 20, 2012
Lookingglass Theatre ensemble member David Schwimmer will direct a new Chicago-set play by Keith Huff ("A Steady Rain") as part of the 2012-13 season at the Lookingglass Theatre.
Entitled "Big Lake, Big City," Huff's piece is billed as a sprawling, tongue-in-cheek look at Chicago in all of its flawed glory, told through the eyes of cops, coroners, TV personalities and other shady characters. It will open in June 2013, the theater announced Tuesday.
Lookingglass will begin its four-show slate with the previously announced remount of Mary Zimmerman's "Metamorphoses," followed by the Chicago premiere of Rajiv Joseph's drama "Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo," which was on Broadway last season in a production that starred Robin Williams. Heidi Stillman will direct the production, which is a rare Lookingglass foray into plays with a Broadway pedigree. And in April, Lookingglass will stage "Still Alice," a new piece by Christine Mary Dunford based on the novel by Lisa Genova, about a 50-year-old professor dealing with early-onset Altzheimer's Disease.
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