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PRAISE FOR
ARCADIA

JEFF RECOMMENDED

"Jessica Hutchinson's handsome, well-paced production deftly lays out the dual time lines, with stellar work by a pitch-perfect ensemble"

- Kris Vire
TimeOut Chicago


"THREE AND A HALF STARS ... the intimacy of the space and the ever-expanding palette of ideas Stoppard tosses into the mix mesh beautifully here ... this smart and emotionally satisfying production gains heat and energy over time."

- Kerry Reid
Chicago Tribune


"It is like time machines, only better ... People who would like the show are people that like poetry, math, and embracing meat ... it is fun, makes you want to learn more things, and is bittersweet."

- Ada Grey
Age 7


"This show is a dignified and profound finale to New Leaf's extensive body of work. And they serve it up with tea and biscuits ... not to be missed."

- Katy Walsh
Chicago Theater Beat


"Harman and Granata are galvanizing, and their scenes blister ... every performance realized by director Jessica Hutchinson is authentic, beautifully articulated both vocally and physically."

- David Zak
Chicago Stage Style


"New Leaf gracefully handles both Arcadia's protracted language and the necessarily delicate timing ... Acting is rigorous, precise, and full of great heart."

- Monica Westin
Flavorpill


May 2012
Arcadia
by Tom Stoppard
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS

December 2011
Redeemers
A Holiday Celebration & Reading
by Bilal Dardai
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS
September 2011
Burying Miss America
A World Premiere
by Brian Golden
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
June 2011
Lighthousekeeping
A World Premiere
by Georgette Kelly
based on the novel by Jeanette Winterson
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS
November 2010
Redeemers
A World Premiere
by Bilal Dardai
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
April 2010
Curse of The Starving Class
by Sam Shepard
directed by Kyra Lewandowski
PRODUCTION PHOTOS
October 2009
The Man Who Was Thursday
A World Premiere
by Bilal Dardai
based on the novel by G. K. Chesterton
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS
April 2009
The Long Count
A World Premiere
by the New Leaf Company
curated by Marsha Harman
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
January 2009
Touch
by Toni Press-Coffman
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
October 2008
Six Years
A Chicago Premiere
by Sharr White
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
March 2008
Girl in the Goldfish Bowl
A Chicago Premiere
by Morris Panych
directed by Gregory Peters
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
October 2007
The Dining Room
by A.R. Gurney
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
April 2007
Vox Pandora
World Premiere
by Bilal Dardai
directed by Jessica Hutchinson
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
January 2007
The Permanent Way
The First U.S. Production
by David Hare
directed by Brandon Ray
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
September 2006
The Master Builder
by Henrik Ibsen
adapted by Matthew Ira Swaye
directed by Adam Webster
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
March 2006
Accelerando
by Lisa Loomer
directed by Brandon Ray
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
September 2005
Limbo Tales
by Len Jenkin
directed by David Chapman
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR
September 2005
In The Spotlight 2005
One-Act-Festival

PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
March 2005
As It Is In Heaven
A Chicago Premiere
by Arlene Hutton
directed by Brandon Ray
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
October 2004
Brilliant Traces
by Cindy Lou Johnson
directed by Tanya Ray
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
April 2004
Girl in Hyacinth Blue
A World Premiere
by Susan Vreeland
adapted by Morgan Leavitt
directed by Morgan Leavitt
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
October 2003
Reckless
by Craig Lucas
directed by Brandon Ray
PRODUCTION PHOTOS | PR | REVIEWS
May 2003
In The Spotlight 2003
One-Act-Festival

by Brandon Ray
directed by Lila Stromer
REVIEWS
October 2002
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
by Steve Martin
directed by Brandon Bruce
REVIEWS
August 2002
Off the Hook and Hidden In This Picture
by Ronan Marra and Aaron Sorkin
directed by Brandon Bruce
May 2002
Top of 16 and Take Five
by Ken Dashow and Westley M. Pederson
directed by Lisa Baney
September 2001
The Dreamer Examines His Pillow
by John Patrick Shanley
directed by William Mayer






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