Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Midwest Theatre Spotlight, Numero Tres
As I was looking around the web for a good theatre to spotlight, I came across Apple Tree Theatre, which is located in Highland Park, Illinois. They're producing a play right now that Dreamwell considered a year or so ago: Twilight of the Golds by Jonathan Tolins. It's about a couple who are able through genetic testing to know that their child will be born gay. The parents consider abortion which upsets the child's uncle, who is gay. It's an interesting play although I think homosexuality isn't the best vehicle for a intense look at the effects of prenatal genetic testing. Looking at Apple Tree's history, they have done a great mix of classics and more challenging works with some musicals thrown in. Definitely a theatre worth checking out.