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Become a supporter of Public Access Theatre! 2 plays by Rory Jobst will be available to everyone - for free!
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On June 5, 2012, Oracle B*Sides and Hawkeye Plainview presents THE RORSKY PLAYS: SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT AND THE CRICKETS and DANIEL DAY LEWIS AND THE BIG POTATAS, two one-acts by Rory Jobst, directed by Joshua Ellison and Stephen Murray. 

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This production is part of Oracle's Public Access Theatre, which makes great art available to everyone - for FREE! 

Want to find out how Public Access Theatre is changing art in Chicago? Listen to an interview with Executive Director Brad Jayhan-Little and Executive Producer Ben Fuchsen.

Oracle believes that participation in cultural events gives people the courage to challenge the status quo, express their passion, and strive for a just, peaceful society. One of the ways we accomplish this - all of our performances are FREE for audiences - no strings attached. We want the entire community engaged in culture.

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About SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS

While living in rural France, Irish Nobel-winning playwright Samuel Beckett drove his friend's son, Andre Rousimoff, to school, because the 12-year-old boy was too big to fit in the local school bus. This boy would grow up to become the iconic professional wrestler, Andre the Giant. Inspired by a true story, this one-act imagines one particular drive to school, chock full of Beckett's existential absurdities and Andre's zest for life. This a remount of a successful production at this year's Rhinoceros Theatre Festival.

CAST:

  • Samuel Beckett- BF Helman
  • Andre Rousimoff (Andre the Giant)- Christopher Marcum

DIRECTOR:

  • Joshua Ellison

About DANIEL DAY-LEWIS AND THE BIG POTATAS

Masha, a cute female film geek runs into famed method Daniel Day-Lewis in a pet cemetery while he is deep in character, preparing for a role in a horror creature feature. She then uncovers many intimate details about the project he is preparing for, and involves herself in the creative process.

CAST: 

  • Dash Dieu-Hickey (Daniel Day-Lewis)- Brian Hurst
  • Masha Shamrayev- Sara Greenfield

DIRECTOR:

  • Stephen Murray  

For more information, visit oracletheatre.org, and don't forget to like us on Facebook!

Oracle B*Sides is a department of Oracle Productions that develops alternative programming to showcase the talents of a diverse group of artists. Managed by Oracle’s Director of Programming, David Boren, Oracle B*Sides extends the resources and opportunities of Public Access Theatre beyond the mainstage, and increases the offerings of free art to the community.

Oracle is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and your donation is tax-deductible!

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