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SANSCULOTTES THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS THE WORLD PREMIERE
PRODUCTION OF CHICAGO PLAYWRIGHT, ADAM SIMON'S FEAR OF A
HOOD


CHICAGO, IL(April 6, 2007) –Fear of a Hood , written by Adam Simon and
directed by Dan Kerr-Hobert, is a thought-provoking and humorous play about
race relations among friends. Opening May 11th at Live Bait Theater’s Bucket
Stage, this event marks Sansculottes’ 13th production since incorporation in
2004. Show times are 8pm Thursday-Saturday and 7pm on Sunday from May
11th to June 3rd. An additional performance will take place on Monday, May 14th
at 7pm.. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at
www.sansculottes.org or by calling 773-540-3576.

“This is a fantastic quote that tells a lot about the process, the play or the
company,” says Artistic Director Tom Horan or director DKH. “It pulls in the
reader and can be used in a possible feature.”

Fear of a Hood utilizes the talents of Chicago actors Eddie Jordan III
(Blaxploitation 2 with MPAACT), Brad Smith (Trublinka with Collaboraction) and
Chris Roe (Corn Does the 7 Deadly Sins with Corn Productions).

Sansculottes Theater Company is a group of writers committed to producing
exclusively original work that challenges the status quo, surprises and delights its
audience, and catches the world with its pants down. They are proud to have
received raves and spots on year end "best of" lists in the Chicago Tribune,
Windy City Times, and the Chicago Free Press.

PRODUCTION BIOS

Playwright Adam Simon is Literary Manager of Sansculottes Theater Company.
His work has been seen at Chicago Dramatists, Northlight Theatre, Seanachai
Theatre Company, the Around the Coyote Festival, Circle Theatre, The Side
Project, Brown Couch Theatre, Metropolis Performing Arts Center (Arlington
Heights, IL), Riverside Theatre (Iowa City, IA), and New World Players (Goshen,
IN). His theatrical installation at the Chicago Cultural Center, "The Headphones
Tour," was a Critic's Choice (Chicago Reader). Two new shows of the same
medium were commissioned by the Department of Cultural Affairs as part of the

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Site Unseen Festival, "Hallwatchers" in 2004 and "Lot Sand Found" in 2005. His
work has been performed in 12 states and 12 of Adam's monologues appear in
the "Audition Arsenal" anthologies published by Smith and Kraus. Adam
received his BFA in Playwriting from The Theatre School at DePaul University.

DKH
Dan Kerr-Hobert is an artistic associate of Sansculottes Theater Company…

AT A GLANCE:

What:         Fear of a Hood, a world premiere production by Sansculottes
              Theater Company
              written by Adam Simon, directed by Dan Kerr-Hobert
When:         Opening Night: May 11th, 2007, 8pm
              Running: Thursday, Friday, Saturday (8pm), and Sunday (7pm)
              Through: June 3rd, 2007 (7pm)
Where:        Live Bait Theater's Bucket Stage
              3914 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613
Tickets:      Call 773-540-3576 or visit www.sansculottes.org


SUMMARY
Fear of a Hood reveals tensions within the friendship of three roommates,
Marshall, Ben and David. When Marshall needs stand-ins to play slaves and
Klansmen for history channel reenactments, recently graduated (thus
unemployed) Ben and David are quick to oblige. As Ben, a black man, and
David, a Jew, prepare for their roles, they become entangled in a complex
struggle of conflicting cultural identities and a shared past. At once hilarious and
deeply troubling, the play’s absurd premise leads to a conclusion that’s all too
real.

								
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