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The world is a dark and terrible place.
Everyone you care about is either dead or insane.
You are banished to a school for girls at the end of the world.
And a horde of blood-thirsty monsters have followed you all the way...
Will you fight? Or will you submit and die?


The critically acclaimed play not only begins where ANTIGONE ends,
but fights to bring an ethical and logical understanding to the
sadistic and chaotic tyranny of the gods.

"Ismene definitely offers some unusual twists, both in the classic
vein and in its relevance to contemporary life..."
- Culture, Current Calendar

"Menekseoglu tempers his rage and disappointment with
a profoundly compassionate and humane understanding of
his characters. Ismene is no angry sneer."
- Zac Thompson, Fool's Gold Coast

 


The world is a dark and terrible place.
Everyone you care about is either dead or insane.
You are banished to a school for girls at the end of the world.
And a horde of blood-thirsty monsters have followed you all the way...
Will you fight? Or will you submit and die?

ismene 2008


ISMENE is directed by Jeremy Menekseoglu and Danielle Gennaoui
and features the ensemble cast of Anna Weiler, Judith Lesser,
Rachel Martindale, Erica Fox, Lindsey Barlag, and
Jeremy Menekseoglu.
Design by Anna Weiler.


The critically acclaimed play not only begins where ANTIGONE ends,
but fights to bring an ethical and logical understanding to the
sadistic and chaotic tyranny of the gods.


"Ismene definitely offers some unusual twists, both in the classic
vein and in its relevance to contemporary life..."
- Culture, Current Calendar

"Menekseoglu tempers his rage and disappointment with
a profoundly compassionate and humane understanding of
his characters. Ismene is no angry sneer."
- Zac Thompson, Fool's Gold Coast




year of antigones

Talk back sessions with the writer and
actors will be open after each performance to
participants of The Year of Antigones.
Tickets will be $15 for general public and $10 for
The Year of Antigone participants.

Additionally we will host staged readings of
the original play ANTIGONE by Jeremy Menekseoglu
on Saturdays (1/12/07, 1/19/07 & 1/26/07) at 4:00pm
which would run 80 minutes followed by a talk back
session. Admission to the reading is $5.00 for all attendees.


Click here for our 2008 season brochure and subscription information!

Dream Theare Company mentioned in NewCity's
"Top 5 of Everything" 2007 year-end review!

Top 5 Guilty Pleasures

"Machos," Teatro Luna
"The Hourglass in The Stop Time Chronicles," Chicago Tap Theatre
"Tiger Prawn: The Mountain Mover," Chicago Dance Crash
"The Baby Killers," Dream Theatre
"Eva Peron," Trap Door

— Fabrizio O. Almeida







From its inspired beginnings in 1998 at the famed Moscow Art Theatre, Dream Theatre Company has produced works in Russia, New York, Berlin and throughout the U.S. From Moscow to Manhattan, and now to Chicago, Dream Theatre members have produced powerful, vivid, and sometimes frightening works. Dream Theatre Company's Chicago productions include: China Is A Museum; Rape; Ismene; Sister 121; Anna, In The Darkness; The Happiness Of Schizophrenia; Rio; and Dream And Fury. From daring comedies and romnce to the darkest corners of the human condition, Dream Theatre is committed to breaking down the barriers between actor and audience, reviving a long-forgotten theatrical tradition. The audience are never merely spectators, but instead are actively invited into the dream world of the play where possibilities are endless, nothing is out-of-bounds, and the fourth wall does not exist. The Reader described last seasons Ismene as a "weirdly satisfying fairy tale" and the Chicago Tribune wrote that their play Anna, In The Darkness was "a chilling experience- you feel like you're stuck in that dang living room with her, exposed and susceptible to the lurking danger outside."