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GUARDIANS by Peter Morris

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SEPT 10th through OCT 18th, 2015!




Directed by Arianna Soloway
Featuring Adam Soule & Jaci Entwisle

“Gripping… utterly convincing… an exquisitely surreal tale” – Evening Standard, Aug ’05

The indelible images of war: atrocities in Abu Ghraib prison, provocative forgeries in a British newspaper.

Critically acclaimed playwright Peter Morris – THE AGE OF CONSENT (“Dread-filled, funny, perceptive… a stunning evening”, The Independent), Marge (5 stars, The Scotsman) – dares to imagine the truth behind the images that shocked the world.

The production team

Stage Manager: Anna Micale
Set Design: Grant Sabin
TD: Michael J. Sanow
Lighting Design: Claire Chrzan
Asst. Lighting Design: Eric Vigo
Costume Design: Moriah Lee Turner
Sound Design: Eric Backus
Dramaturg: Jerico Bleu
Poster Design: Jake Fruend
Dialect Consultant: Susan Gosdick

Press Snippets

“an unflinching, gripping look at our violence- and media-obsessed culture, and two individuals on different, but equally explosive, sides of it.”  – Chicago Theater Beat

“Mary-Arrchie may be beginning its final season but there’s nothing to suggest it’s slacking off.  Rather, with its production of Guardians by Peter Morris, tersely directed by Arianna Soloway, the company reconfirms for the 30th year its standing as a place where drama and social justice go hand in hand.”  – Dueling Critics

“Sick, sick, sick. And definitely not for the meek. But the Mary-Arrchie Theatre production of Peter Morris’ “Guardians” –  directed with steely minimalism by Arianna Soloway, and performed with total conviction and complete fearlessness by Adam Soule and Jaci Entwisle, is riveting in its perversity. And if it is any indication of what is to come as Mary-Arrchie moves through its 30th (and, as previously announced) final season, the company clearly has every intention of burning itself out in a blast of white hot fury.” – Chicago Sun-Times (Highly Recommended)

“It’s full of the kind the vivid storytelling that hooks your imagination.

As the American, Jaci Entwisle cuts through the unfeeling or dumb rube stereotype of her character’s dossier, while Adam Soule captures the swaggering thirst and sour self-satisfaction that was once relegated to Fleet Street, a sensibility that is now a standard feature of the Internet.” – Chicago Tribune

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