A ferocious sci-fi adventure
by Alastair Reynolds
Adapted by Althos Low
Directed by Nathan Allen
WORLD PREMIERE PLAY
RUN DATES: January 13-March 5, 2017
TIMES: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8:00, Sunday 7:00
PRICES: $15 - $35
AGES: This production contains mature content. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
RUN TIME: TBD
Diamond Dogs follows a 26th-century team of humans and transhumans as they investigate a mysterious alien tower, bent on brutally punishing all intruders. Uncovering clues and solving puzzles, each crusader will make dangerous, eye-popping sacrifices to get to the mysteries atop the spire. Blood will spill.
This thriller is one of 16 stories set in novelist Reynolds’s expansive Revelation Space Universe. Artistic Director Nathan Allen teams up with The House’s most inventive designers and guest artists to bring this unique universe to life. Body modification is the norm in the future, and award-winning puppet designer Mary Robinette Kowal, who is also an award-winning sci-fi author, articulates and re-shapes the actors’ human forms into powerful mechanized players battling for their lives.
Reynolds is one of a new generation of hard science-fiction authors, a craft he began after leaving his position as an astrophysicist with the European Space Agency. Diamond Dogs is a pure example of the "Deadly Maze Story," a staple of Science Fiction since H. P. Lovecraft. This world premiere production at The House Theatre of Chicago marks the first of Reynolds' works to be adapted for another medium.
Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, Chicago
- Althos Low
- Alastair Reynolds
Alastair ReynoldsNovel By
Mary Robinette Kowal Puppets
Beth Bernier Pratt Puppets Assistant
Lee KeenanScenic Designer
Meghan ErzlebenScenic Design Assistant
Izumi InabaCostume Designer
Kevin O'DonnelSound Designer
Marika Mashburn Casting Director
Rachael KoplinStage Manager
Brandon McCallisterStage Management Intern
- Alastair ReynoldsNovel By
- Mary Robinette KowalPuppets
- Beth Bernier PrattPuppets Assistant
- Lee KeenanScenic Designer
- Meghan ErzlebenScenic Design Assistant
- Izumi InabaCostume Designer
- Kevin O'DonnelSound Designer
- Derek MatsonDramaturg
- Marika MashburnCasting Director
- Rachael KoplinStage Manager
- Brandon McCallisterStage Management Intern
WAIT. IS THIS AN ESCAPE PUZZLE-TYPE GAME OR A PLAY?
Diamond Dogs is a play on our mainstage. Where the characters move through a sentient maybe-evil, maybe-not-evil spire discovering clues and solving puzzles to gain higher and higher level access to its secrets.