What The Butler Saw

Court Theatre

Dir: Sean Graney
November, 2007

Wild, risqué, and ferociously playful, Joe Orton’s classic farce has become one of the seminal works of modern comedy. When a psychiatrist invents a series of increasingly outrageous lies to cover up his attempts to seduce his young secretary, all manner of pandemonium breaks out in the ward. A state inspector, philandering wife, bellboys, policemen, and some missing bits from a statue of Sir Winston Churchill are caught up in the hilarious mix, creating a gleefully hysterical comedy of circumstance. Chicago’s own rising star Sean Graney directs, making his Court Theatre debut.

Production photos by Michael Brosilow