Theories of the Sun

by Kathleen Akerley

SeptemBer 4 - October 3, 2010

sideshow theatre company


co-directed with Megan A. McGuane

scenic designer Eric Luchen
costume designer David Hyman

lighting designer Jordan Kardasz

sound designer Christopher M. LaPorte


"Classy and visually provocative... This is a play in touch with the power of beauty."

Chicago Tribune



"Compassion and wit... a lovely and intriguing metaphysical mystery."

Time Out Chicago

"See? There is only so much beauty."
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.