'Talking With' play aims to be talk of Crown Point

The play "Talking With" will be performed at the Lake County Court House in Crown Point.

Tony V. Martin, The Times

Pulitzer Prize nominee Jane Martin's play "Talking With" will bring a series of female monologues to the stage in Crown Point's Historic Courthouse Courtroom from Feb. 16 through Feb. 24.

"'Talking With...' by Jane Martin is composed of eleven short monologues, each featuring a woman who talks about her life. And what lives they are," the Lake Court House Foundation said in a press release. "The play deals with the personal ordeals and inner thoughts of these unique women. Each one speaks to us as if she were speaking to a confidant. Some of the stories are very funny, some are touching and others intensely emotional, but all have a depth that allows us a sensitive insight to their personalities and characters."

Martin has written many plays including "Coup," "Vital Signs," "Cementville" and "Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage."

Her 1982 play "Talking With...," which features a wide array of different women, debuted in New York City and won an American Theatre Critics Association Award for Best Regional Play.

"(The characters) are ...unique and diverse but somehow very familiar," the Lake Court House Foundation said in the release. "While the play is entertaining and a lot of fun, you leave with a lot to think about."

It will be performed at 7 p.m. Feb. 16, 17, 23 and 24, and at 2 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25. Tickets are $15, or $20 for the opening night, when theater-goers will be able to mingle with the cast.

They can be purchased at the Lake Court House Foundation Office or online at brownpapertickets.com.

For more information, call 219-663-0660.

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