The Chicago theater company known as The Hypocrites has announced its 2012-13 season. The shows are:
- “Fall of the House of Usher”: Adapted and directed from
Edgar Allan Poeby former artistic director Sean Graney, this show will have an all-female cast and open in mid-August.
- “The Mikado”: Performed in a seasonal repertory with a reprise staging of Graney's hit version of “The Pirates of Penzance”; the two Gilbert and Sullivan operettas, both freely adapted, will start their run just before Thanksgiving.
- “Coriolanus”: An adaptation of the Shakespearean tragedy developed and directed by Geoff Button. It opens in March.
- "Stealing a Ferris Wheel”: A new play with a title that may change, it’s set in a decaying Chicago amusement park and penned by Jay Torrence. Halena Keys will direct the project, which begins in May, 2013.