CHICAGO, JUNE 13, 2017 -
Idle Muse Theatre Company announced the cast and production team for the Midwest premiere of The Veil written by playwright Conor McPherson. Lead by director Ann Kreitman, the team features Idle Muse ensemble members Tristan Brandon (scenic designer, prop designer, and dramaturge), Shellie DiSalvo (production manager) Erin Gallagher (costume designer), Laura Wiley (technical director, lighting and projection designer), and guest artists Devonte Washington (stage manager), Allison Asher (dialect coach) and Robert P. Lloyd (sound designer).
The cast features
(Hannah Lambroke), Alison Dornheggen
(Lady Madeleine Lambroke),
Jean Marie Koon
(Maria "Grandie" Lambroke),
(Clare Wallace), and Idle Muse ensemble member
"There's a sense of the supernatural in this play on a number of levels. There's a dealing with ancient folklore and there's the more traditional haunted house. There are characters being haunted, yearning for things they just can't have. There's the echos of trauma. Although the women in this play are seen by the men as having this sort of special gift, perhaps they're just dealing with the chaos men have caused in their lives. The play rests on a fault line between what's real and what isn't," said playwright
The Veil had its world premiere in 2011 at The National Theatre under McPherson's direction.
With her family facing financial ruin as the Irish rural way of life comes to an end, Hannah's impending marriage to a British lord will settle her mother's debts and save the estate. Catastrophe strikes, however, when a defrocked reverend pushes her to embrace the strange voices that have haunted her since birth. Against the backdrop of Ireland's troubled colonial history, The Veil is a transfixing, mystical story about the search for love and the circularity of time - and the ghosts that are woken by scarcity and the fear of dispossession.
Idle Muse Theatre Company's eleventh season features plays which explores women achieving self-definition in a world that tries to define them in relationship to the men around them.
The Veil will run August 17 - September 17, 2017, with preview performances August 17th and August 18th. Press Opening Night performance is Saturday, August 19th at 8pm. Performance times are Thursdays - Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm. The Veil will be presented at
The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640.
Ticket prices for
are $20 for adults and $15 for students/seniors. Tickets for previews are $10. Every Thursday is Industry Night with $10 tickets. Tickets may be purchased by visiting
or by calling 773-340-9438.
Street parking is available and is handicapped and CTA accessible.
The Edge Theater is CTA accessible by Red Line Berwyn/Bryn Mawr stop/ 36 Broadway Bus.
Group rates for 10 or more upon request. Tickets may be purchased in advance at 773-340-9438 or by visiting