***RECOMMENDED*** It takes a great deal of strength to defy society’s expectations of what it means to be a woman. This is wonderfully displayed by the four strong women found in Emma Donoghue’s “I Know My Own Heart.” Written in the mid-1990’s by the Irish-Canadian author, the work is receiving its U.S. premiere in care of Pride Films and Plays. Donoghue, who is probably most well-known for writing the novel “Room” and also adapting it for the screenplay of the movie that was released in 2015 (which nabbed her an Academy Award nomination) stumbled upon the heavily coded diaries of Brit Anne Lister while a graduate student and felt that they would make a compelling drama for the stage. 3 SPOTLIGHTS
“I Know My Own Heart” runs until February 10, 2019
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM, plus Wednesday, January 30 at 7:30 PM.
Pride Arts Center — The Buena, 4147 North Broadway, Chicago
Premium seats are $30, general admission seats are $25, student/senior/military $20 (not valid on Saturdays).
Tickets available by phone at 866-811-4111 or 773-857-0222 or online at www.pridefilmsandplays.com
Running time is approximately two hours with one intermission.
Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.