October 21st – November 13th @ Outerspace Studios, 1474 N Milwaukee
As the first play of The Runaways stacked, diverse 5th season, Mary Shelley brings to light a myriad of hot topics in Chicago arts and social justice. ‘Mary Shelley’ is a body-swapping, time-traveling odyssey with comedic and gothic textures.
On a stormy night in Italy circa 1822, Mary Shelley – author of Frankenstein, outcast, daughter of a feminist vanguard – makes a wish and finds herself in the body of a queer female novelist in Chicago, 2016. Mary’s progressive ideas about women in the world appear to have found their home, but Mary struggles with her new friends’ views of Mary Shelley, the historical figure and the legacy of her work. Meanwhile, Mya is hurtled back in time and into the body of Mary Shelley. What she finds is hardly the polite, old world of her daydreams. In this blasphemous bio-play, Lilley challenges the ideas of aesthetic and political “progress” and asks us to consider the true monstrosities among us.
Fridays – Sundays @ 8pm
October 22nd @ 3pm
Tickets are SUGGESTED DONATION $13 online and SUGESTED DONATION $15 at the door.
*In order of appearance
Mary Shelley / Mya – Lindsey Tindall
Trelawny / Juan – Nico Fernandez
Mya / Mary Shelley – Sarah Patin
Percy Shelley / Eric – Daniel Mozurkewich
Angelica – Natalie Joyce
Pete / Lord Byron – Peter Wilde
Josie / Claire Claremont – Alexia Meneely
Jane / Isabella Baxter Booth – Magdalen Kay
Simone / Jane Williams – Kenya Ann Hall
William Godwin – Rebecca Fletcher