The stage adaptation of Marguerite Duras' novel will officially open at the Chicago venue Oct. 5 and will continue through Nov. 10.
Translated by Leigh Hafrey, the world-premiere production is adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman.
The cast includes Tony winner Deanna Dunagan (August: Osage County) as M, Tracy Walsh (Woman in Red), Walter Owen Briggs (Pierre), Amy J. Carle (Mother), Tim Chiou (The Lover), Rae Gray (The Child), JJ Phillips (Paulo), Allison Torem (Helene) and Betti Xiang (Musician).
"Fade in: the seamy French Quarter of Southern Indochina in the 1930s where the impoverished schoolgirl who will someday be French novelist Marguerite Duras is about to meet and captivate a wealthy 27-year-old Chinese aristocrat," press notes state. "With the older Duras as our guide, The North China Lover transports us on a provocative and haunting journey of awakening and sacrifice, revealing the delicate and indelible effect of life on art."
The creative team includes Daniel Ostling (scenic/lighting), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Rick Sims (sound), Maria DeFabo (properties) and Sheila Schmidt (stage manager). Live music is performed by Betti Xiang, and Tracy Walsh is choreographer.
Tickets and more information are available by calling (312) 337-0665 or visiting lookingglasstheatre.org.