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Ethan Frome at the Lookingglass Theatre

When Mar 19, 2011 from 12:00 am CT
Location Lookingglass Theatre
821 N. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611

Event Details

Saturday, March 19, 2011
1:30 p.m. Lecture at the Loyola University Museum of Art
The Raven Foundation will sponsor a scholarly lecture on the Lookingglass Theatre’s production of Ethan Frome in the Simpson Lecture Hall at the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), 820 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611. Lecturer Rosemary Erickson Johnsen, Associate Professor of English at Governors State University, is an author and educator, who earned her Ph.D. in English at Michigan State University. Her first book, Contemporary Feminist Historical Crime Fiction, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006. Her published essays focus on crime fiction, twentieth-century British literature, Irish literature, and book history. A member of the Colloquium on Violence and Religion since 1995, she has presented at many of their annual meetings.

Laura Eason and Suzanne Ross’ Photo Courtesy of Brad Baskin Photography

Steep yourself in the wintery atmosphere of the play by reading Professor Johnsen’s article, Snowy Hell, written for the Lookingglass Theatre’s study guide for Ethan Frome.

Suzanne Ross explores the relevancy of Ethan Frome to current times with adapter/director Laura Eason. Listen to their conversation.

The lecture was open to the public and recorded for inclusion in the Chicago Amplified Audio Archives of WBEZ radio. Listen to the lecture here.


Matinee Performance of Ethan Frome

Adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton
Written and directed by Laura Eason
Featuring company members Philip R Smith, Andy White,
Louise Lamson and Lisa Tejero with Erik Lochtefeld.

A shattered body…A frozen heart…A legendary sled ride down an unforgiving hill.  In the deep of winter, a strange mystery unfolds.  The whole town knows the story.  But does anyone know the truth? Warm yourself with a smoldering adaptation of Ethan Frome, a novel by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Age of Innocence, Edith Wharton.

Ensemble Member Laura Eason, recently hailed by the Chicago Tribune as Chicago’s next breakout playwright, directed her adaptation of this deeply poetic story about fervent desire, illicit passion, staggering regret and the irreversible choices that shape the life of a reticent farmer in Starkfield, Massachusetts.

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