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The creators of WT’s smash-hit production of The Old Man and The Old Moon bring their considerable talents to this original tale! In The Hunter and The Bear, the critically acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co. tell the haunting story of an imaginative young boy and his father, the pragmatic hunter tasked with protecting their isolated town. When his son disappears in the woods, the search to recover him will lead the hunter, and eventually the entire community, through a landscape teeming with dark secrets and supernatural threats.
Advisory: This production contains:
- Use of strobe lights
- Water-based haze
Contains adult themes and elements. Intended for audiences aged 13 and up.
Tuesdays – Saturdays 7:30pm
select Wednesdays at 3pm
Matthew C. Yee
Stuart Carden and PigPen Theatre Co. (Co-Directors)
Collette Pollard (Scenic Designer)
Lydia Fine (Costume/Puppetry Designer)
Bart Cortright (Lighting Designer)
Mikhail Fiksel (Sound Designer)
Scott Dickens (Properties Master)
David Castellanos (Stage Manager)
Thrisa Hodits (Assistant Director)
Janelle Boudreau (Assistant Stage Manager)
*Denotes a member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
“3 1/2 Stars! Strikingly intense [as it] cleverly races forward.”
“Riveting, compelling [and] highly original.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinal
You shouldn’t miss the chance to see this…musical ghost story.”
Time Out Chicago
“Everything theatre should be!
Masterful at storytelling, smart and innovative.”
Simple, superb storytelling [by an]
impressive group of actors, writers, puppeteers and multi-instrumentalists.”
"Loved the integration of music with storytelling.
I felt immersed in the magic!"
WT Audience Member
“Must-see theatre in every way.
The audience was almost too enthralled to breathe!”
“Exciting, suspenseful and often heartfelt.
One of the best theatre productions of 2016!”
Buzz News Chicago
Sunday, January 15, 2017 after the matinee performance
Are you curious about the world that surrounds your favorite plays? Sunday Spotlight offers access to the finest speakers, scholars and cultural leaders. This one-hour event extends the conversation on our stages by featuring an expert in an area connected to the play. Seating is limited. RSVP is required. Save the date!
Monday, January 9, 2017 at 6:30pm
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes of our productions? For each production, we will offer insight into a different aspect of creating theatre. Enjoy a short and lively presentation by our actors, designers or other experts who will walk you through the process of preparing for and executing a production. Seating is limited. RSVP is required. Save the date!
Join us after every Tuesday evening performance (excluding previews and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute discussion of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us after every Wednesday evening performance (excluding previews and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute talk-back featuring actors from the production, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
Join us at 6:45pm before every Thursday evening performance (excluding previews and any extension weeks) for a 15-minute primer on the context and content of the play, facilitated by a member of the WT Artistic Team.
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