Theories of the Sun

"See? There is only so much beauty."
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Sep 5, 2010
Oct 3, 2010

This September, Sideshow Theatre Company invites you to blur the line between life and death with the Midwest premiere of Kathleen Akerley's critically acclaimed Theories of the Sun. It’s 1963 and in a remote French hotel Barbara and Elizabeth Sweeny (an American mother and daughter) undergo some peculiar medical testing by a brilliant and eccentric doctor who specializes in unusual diseases. Accompanied by a young Tom Stoppard, a whiskey-fueled Tennessee Williams, and the mysterious scholar Mr. Asher, Elizabeth seeks to understand and cure her terrifying illness. Part mystery and part science fiction, this dazzling play's twists and turns will keep you guessing until the very end.

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written by: Kathleen Akerley
directors: Jonathan L. Green and Megan A. Smith
featuring: Scottie Caldwell, Matt Fletcher, Susie Griffith, Andy Luther, Andrew Marikis, Michael Mercier, Dylan Stuckey and Jesse Young