Signal Ensemble Theatre
Written and Directed by Ronan Marra
Brian Jones, founder and original leader of The Rolling Stones, was perhaps most famous for his mysterious death at age 27. Jones’s lasting impact on rock ‘n roll was masked behind his sexual escapades, high profile relationships and drug induced arrests. Spanning the years 1966-1969, “Aftermath,” a drama with the actors playing live music, maps the rise and fall of a troubled genius whose legacy was overshadowed by the very band he created.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - "Blunt, rough and deliciously caustic...Fabulous...Aftermath should turn into a cult Chicago hit"
RECOMMENDED - "Marra and his actors have created an interesting new take on the jukebox musical that fascinates and entertains at every turn"
Mary Houlihan - Chicago Sun Times
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - "[Ronan Marra’s] direction and the actors’ performances ...really make the production sing."
The carefully-selected cast...immerse themselves no less totally in their high-profile personae to evoke, without impersonating, the iconic heroes who set out to change the course of 20th-century popular music, and did.
Photos by Johnny Knight