Audience Enrichment

Inside the Season

Join us for interactive Saturday morning seminars that reveal secrets and offer fascinating insights into our nine season productions. Conducted by members of the literary staff, these lively two-hour sessions feature in-depth interviews with cast members, people from the creative team and artisans from SCR's production staff. Discover how the industry's most accomplished theatre professionals breathe life into plays on the Segerstrom and Julianne Argyros stages. Audience questions and comments are encouraged, and you might even get invited onstage to explore the set!

Sessions of "Inside the Season" take place from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on select Saturdays during the run of a show. Tickets are $12 per session and can be purchased in advance as well as at the door.

201​6-1​7 Season Dates:

Saturday, February 4, 2017

During the first hour, we’ll talk with stage manager Mary Hungerford. As a stage manager, Hungerford frequently works with Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre Company, where her credits include Blood Wedding, Treasure Island, Lookingglass Alice, Ethan Frome and the original production of Moby Dick. Her other Chicago credits include productions at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre, TimeLine Theatre and Writers Theatre. Hungerford has also stage managed this production of Moby Dick at Arena Stage and the Alliance Theatre.

During the second hour, we’ll talk with Anthony Fleming III, who plays the role of Queequeg. Fleming, a Lookingglass ensemble member, received a 2015 Jeff Award for his role in Moby Dick. His other credits include the national tour of Lookingglass Alice, Clybourne Park (Arizona Theatre Company), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Milwaukee Repertory), Camino Real (Goodman Theatre) and The Glass Menagerie (Steppenwolf Theatre). His television credits include “Chicago Fire” and “Prison Break.”

Post-Show Discussions

Following selected performances of Segerstrom and Argyros productions, a literary staff member​ moderates informal question-and-answer sessions with actors from the cast. This unique opportunity to access firsthand information about the ​play from the actor's perspective—and to give them your immediate feedback—is guaranteed to enhance the theatre-going experience. Post-Show Discussions begin approximately five minutes after the end of the performance and typically last 20-30 minutes. 

201​​6-1​​7 Season Dates:

    Wednesday, September 14, and
    Tuesday, September 20, 2016

    Tuesday, October 11, and
    Wednesday, October 12, 2016 

    Wednesday, October 26, and
    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    Tuesday, January 10, and
    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    Wednesday, February 1, and
    Tuesday, February 7, 2017