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The National Theatre of Scotland's

Long Gone Lonesome

February 2

February 4, 2012

at The Hideout, 1354 W. Wabansia, Chicago

A World's Stage Production from Scotland
written by Duncan McLean
directed by Vicky Featherstone
 

A rousing set of blues-tinged Americana standards.

The Guardian (UK)

 

The Play

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings the National Theatre of Scotland back to Chicago for CST's World's Stage Series on the heels of its acclaimed production of Black Watch, presented by CST at the Chicago Park District's Broadway Armory. In a display of versatility in use of space and theatrical styles, the National Theatre of Scotland's Long Gone Lonesome will be performed at eclectic local music venue The Hideout. This music-driven production featuring the Lone Star Swing Band celebrates the life of Thomas Fraser, a fisherman from the remote island of Burra, Shetland, who was one of Scotland's least known but most fascinating musical heroes. Obsessed with country and the blues, Thomas mastered the styles of his idols and created thousands of tape recordings in the privacy of his home—which were discovered and reissued to CDs 25 years after his death, spreading his fame to Nashville.

 

WATCH & LISTEN

Gallery: Long Gone Lonesome

 

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