GOD'S EAR

 

by Jenny Schwartz

Directed by Krissy Vanderwarker

for Dog & Pony

 

IGod's Ear is a heartbreaking work that uses unconventional structure and language to explore a couple's relationship as they mourn the death of their son. The New York Times described the story as "… separate odysseys of suffering that intersect on some sort of psychic plain, Mel and Ted slide down a rabbit hole into an alternate reality, where a toddler cracks wise, the Tooth Fairy sings grimly comic little ditties and G.I. Joe offers family counseling.

God's Ear
God's Ear

Pictured: Faith Hurley, Luke Hatton

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God's Ear
God's Ear

Pictured: Gina d'Ercoli, Luke Hatton, Faith Hurley

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God's Ear
God's Ear

Set design by Grant Sabin, Light design by Aaron Weissman, Sound design by Stephen Ptacek, Composition by Abraham Levitan, Costumes by Cathy Tantillo

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God's Ear
God's Ear

Pictured: Elizabeth Levy, Teeny Lamothe

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God's Ear
God's Ear
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God's Ear
God's Ear

Graphic design by Rod Hunting

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PRESS QUOTES

This is an intensely moving and haunting production.

 

- Chris Jones,

Chicago Tribune

Expect intensity, surreality, and moments of unexpected comedy.

- Chicago Magazine

Schwartz’s quietly shimmering 2008 drama, delivered here by Dog & Pony, Chicago’s premier storefront producer of contemporary American theater, is the surest evidence in recent memory that the scene with the most adjectival strikes against it—off-Loop, non-Equity, Generation Y—is as equipped as any to create engaging adult entertainment.

- Chris Piatt, Time Out Chicago