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No one had a more complicated relationship with Anne Frank's diary than Jewish-American writer Meyer Levin. He read the diary in postwar France, corresponded with Anne's dad, Otto, helped get the book published in the U.S., wrote an article about it in "The New York Times" that contributed to its achieving best-seller status, wrote a play based on Anne's experience -- and then got into a string of legal battles with Broadway producers and writers who created and staged a competing version of the tale. He also wrote not one but two books centered on his fixation with Frank. Inspired by Levin's real-life travails, award-winning playwright Rinne Groff's "Compulsion" explores the lengths one man will go to honor an iconic teenage girl's powerful and enduring legacy. Devon de Mayo, who helmed Next's hit production of "Everything is Illuminated", directs.
A darkly funny play about healing and the ways in which we as a nation ignore our returning veterans. When U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter returns from Iraq, she lays down her rifle but isn't ready to pick up her children. Buying some time, Jenny takes a one-way trip to nowhere - a desert community where misfit residents gently nurture her wounded spirit and nudge her back to her own humanity. Award-winning director Jessica Thebus brings Myatt's humor-filled and tender-hearted tribute to Evanston. The show runs until December 23rd. This deal can be redeemed for any date and time. Please call ahead to confirm your seats and present your voucher at the box office for admission. Click here to see a full schedule. "After losing a leg while serving in the Middle East, U.S. Marine Jenny Sutter returns to America but doesn't go home. Instead, she impulsively accepts an invitation to stay at Slab City, an off-the-grid community of weirdos and wounded souls located in the California desert. Playwright Julie Marie Myatt pulls off two difficult feats in this 2008 script: she depicts recovery from trauma without resorting to bromides and creates characters who are offbeat but not cloying. In Jessica Thebus's funny and moving production, Slab City is like the forest of Shakespeare's comedies—a semi-magical place where you can sort stuff out. Struggling to stay strong even as grief threatens to swallow her whole, Lily Mojekwu's Jenny is riveting." — Zac Thompson from the Chicago Reader
Whether you feel like laughing or crying, you'll always be in the mood to visit Next Theatre in Evanston. With this deal, get a flex pass for three plays for $42 (regularly $85) and see some of the shows in this 2012-2013 season anytime. Watch the dark comedy Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter for a glimpse at how society ignores returning veterans, or follow the journey in Everything is Illuminated as a young man looks for the woman who might've saved his grandfather from the Nazis. The season ends with The Exonerated, a play based on interviews of six death-row inmates whose convictions were overturned, and follow their stories through the criminal justice system and see how they try to rebuild their lives. This intimate 145-seat setting is perfect for sharing these stories, so you'll feel entertained regardless of the plot. Want more? Visit Next Theatre on Facebook.