The Theatre School presents 'The Royal Hunt of the Sun'
January 18, 2013
The Theatre School presents “The Royal Hunt of the Sun,” written by Peter Shaffer and directed by Ian Frank, as the final production of the 2012-2013 New Directors Series.
In this epic adventure, Francisco Pizarro leads 168 Spaniards to conquer 8,000 Incan soldiers in the name of gold and religion. When the Spaniards capture Atahualpa, King of the Incas, a high-stakes bargain is made, and all notions of chivalry and faith are questioned. This quest for truth and immortality features pageantry and music in an imaginative look at history.
The show opens Feb. 1, and runs through Feb. 10 at the Greenhouse Theater Center. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Previews are on Jan. 30 and 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission is free but reservations are recommended. Call the box office at (312) 922-1999.
New Directors Series productions are directed in partial fulfillment of the Master of Fine Arts degree in directing at The Theatre School. “The Royal Hunt of the Sun” serves as Frank’s MFA thesis project, after three years of production practice and training in order to fulfill his degree requirements. To learn more about Frank’s past projects, The New Directors Series, or the MFA Directing curriculum, please visit http://theatre.depaul.edu.
The Greenhouse Theater Center is located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago. The theatre is accessible via public transportation, and street parking is available. For more information please contact the Box Office at (312) 922-1999.