by Jeanette Winterson
adapted by Georgette Kelly
New Leaf Theatre | Summer 2011

About This Production

Adapting a book for the stage is always a challenge; adapting one that plays fast and loose with structure and time can be even trickier. Georgette Kelly came to us with this gorgeous, sweeping adaptation of Jeanette Winterson's epic novel and after hearing it aloud as part of our Treehouse Reading series, I knew we had to produce it. 

We applied for and earned a spot in the city of Chicago's Storefront Theatre season (luckily and coincidentally while our Lincoln Park Cultural Center home was being renovated and so was unavailable to us). The larger, taller venue allowed us to create a container to match the scope of the story. 

photos by Tom McGrath