Baritones Unbound, Featuring Marc Kudisch and Nathan Gunn, Will Be Part of Royal George Season | Playbill

News Baritones Unbound, Featuring Marc Kudisch and Nathan Gunn, Will Be Part of Royal George Season Hershey Felder has announced the upcoming 2015-16 season for Chicago's Royal George Theatre. The season will include Jamaica, Farewell; I Found My Horn; Baritones Unbound; and Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin.

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin

The season will begin with Jamaica, Farewell, a one-woman show written and performed by Debra Ehrhardt, and directed by Joel Zwick. The show is based on Ehrhardt's life story and chronicles her escape to America from the revolution-torn island of Jamaica. When Ehrhardt was 18 years old, "she and her passion for America bumped into a handsome CIA agent on her lunch break," according to press notes. She then agreed to smuggle $1 million dollars in cash to a mysterious contact in Miami, and the agent became her unwitting accomplice. Jamaica, Farewell will play Sept. 8–Oct. 11.

Next in the season will be I Found My Horn, a one-man show written by Jasper Rees and Jonathan Guy Lewis, performed by Lewis, and directed by Harry Burton. The show is based on British journalist Rees' autobiographical book, "A Devil to Play." The show tells the story of a man who wakes up at the age of 40 to a broken marriage and studio apartment. He goes up to his attic to clean out his things, and finds the French horn he left there 25 years earlier. He then sets an impossible task for himself: to play a Mozart Horn Concerto in front of a paying audience of horn fanatics. I Found My Horn will play Oct. 30–Dec 6.

Baritones Unbound, written by Mark Kudisch, Merwin Foard, Jeff Matsey and Timothy Splain will play next. The show will be directed by David Dower and feature Mark Delavan, Nathan Gunn and Kudisch. The show will put a spotlight on "the uncommon voice of the common man," venturing through roles written for baritones starting with Papageno in Mozart's "The Magic Flute". Baritones Unbound will play Dec. 11–Jan. 3, 2016.

Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin, a one-man show about the life of composer/lyricist, is written and performed by Felder, and directed by Trevor Hay and will close out the 2015-16 season at the Royal George Theatre. The show will explore Berlin's life, from Czarist Russia to New York's Lower East Side, and eventually all of America. Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin will play April 7–May 22, 2016.

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