Petersen returns to Victory Gardens

'CSI' man to star in summer 2009 production

William Petersen (“CSI”) will return in summer 2009 to Victory Gardens Theater, the Chicago playwright-oriented institution where he earned his Equity card. Play itself is TBA, but it will be directed by theater’s artistic director Dennis Zacek.

Victory Gardens will start its 2008-09 season with Chicago native Sarah Ruhl’s “Eurydice,” a take on the Orpheus myth which played at NYC’s Second Stage this past June. Sandy Shinner will direct, and show bows Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 9.

“The Snow Queen,” a musical adaptation of the Hans Christian Andersen tale helmed by Frank Galati, will return for its third holiday-time run Nov. 28-Dec. 28. Show features an eclectic contemporary score by Michael Smith.

Tuner will be followed by two world premiere plays. Described as a modern-day homage to “A Raisin in the Sun,” Gloria Bond Clunie’s “Living Green” depicts a middle-class black family considering a move back to the parents’ old neighborhood. “Living Green” plays Jan. 23-March 1, 2009.

Jeffrey Sweet’s “Class Dismissed” tells the story of a wealthy kid growing up in the 60s. It’s billed as “a comedy about youth and living with the consequences of how you spend it.” Show runs March 20-April 26, 2009.

Aditi Brennan Kapil’s “Love Person,” performed in American Sign Language, Sanskrit, English, and projected e-mail, will receive its Chicago premiere May 15-June 14, 2009. Show just had its premiere run to positive reviews at Minneapolis’s Mixed Blood.

Victory Gardens, now housed at the restored Biograph Theater, will close its season July 3-Aug. 9, 2009, with the Petersen starrer. Petersen rose through the ranks of the Victory Gardens Training Center, and last appeared at the theater in 1998.

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