PERFORMING AMAZING FEATS OF STORYTELLING SINCE 2001
 
 

Diamond Dogs

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. 

 

 

Show Dates:
Jan 13 2017 to Mar 5 2017
Location:

Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division St, Chicago

Director:

Writer:

  • Althos Low
  • Alastair Reynolds

Cast:

  • Chris Hainsworth
    Childe
  • John Henry Roberts
    Swift
  • Elana Elyce
    Hirz
  • Katherine Keberlein
    Celestine
  • Forqueray
  • Trintignant

Artists:

  • Alastair Reynolds
    Novel By
  • Mary Robinette Kowal
    Puppets
  • Beth Bernier Pratt
    Puppets Assistant
  • Lee Keenan
    Scenic Designer
  • Meghan Erzleben
    Scenic Design Assistant
  • Izumi Inaba
    Costume Designer
  • Kevin O'Donnel
    Sound Designer
  • Derek Matson
    Dramaturg
  • Marika Mashburn
    Casting Director
  • Rachael Koplin
    Stage Manager
  • Brandon McCallister
    Stage 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.