The Hypocrites have announced it met its ticket pledge goal for The Aristophanesathon, which will run at the Chopin Theater and open in April 2018.
“We just reached our goal of 2,000 tickets and the Aristophanesathon is officially happening. We are excited that our new business model is proving successful and we look forward to presenting additional artistic projects to the community in the future. Thank you to everyone that pledged, purchased, donated and shared - this is only possible because of you,” said Sean Graney, Lead Artist, The Hypocrites.
The Aristophanesathon is Sean Graney’s follow-up to All Our Tragic, a four-and-a-half-hour adaptation that combines the eleven surviving plays of the Old Comedy Greek Playwright Aristophanes. This play exists in the same universe as All Our Tragic, but also acts as a stand-alone piece. The cast of six will feature Hypocrites Ensemble members Breon Arzell, Sasha Smith and Tien Doman.
A limited number of tickets ($45) are still on sale at https://www.the-hypocrites.com/. On July 1, 2017 ticket prices will go up to $50. As demand for the show increases, the Hypocrites will add additional performances to the run.
ABOUT THE HYPOCRITES
Artistic Director Sean Graney created The Hypocrites in 1997. The company is currently run by Graney and Executive Director Kelli Strickland. One of Chicago’s premier off-Loop theater companies, The Hypocrites specializes in mounting bold productions that challenge preconceptions and redefining the role of the audience. The company has a reputation in Chicago for creating exciting, surprising, and deeply engaging theater as it re-interprets classics and tackles ambitious new works.
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