Category Archives: Michael Patrick Thornton

American Theater Company Starts a New Residency Program

ATC’s Inaugural CORE Series

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Lie With Me

Monday, September 12 at 7:00 PM

We are kicking off CORE with Michael Patrick Thornton’s Lie With Me, a three act play about an older man who mentors, psychologically manipulates, and sexually molests his friends’ high school son. The play is highly interested in the shame surrounding male bisexuality, the effects, coping mechanisms, and cyclical nature of abuse, and the efficacy of forgiveness.  http://www.atcweb.org/core

 

Good for Otto by David Rabe Gets Its World Premiere at the Gift Theatre

J. and K. praise the direction and acting of Good for Otto at the Gift but raise some questions about the text of this new David Rabe play.  Then K. picks For Her As A Piano at Pegasus Players and J. recommends the new musical Ride the Cyclone at Chicago Shakespeare.