The Employees


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Performing Arts
Jun 13, 2024 to Jun 30, 2024
7:30pm to 9:00pm
$25 to $50
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Chicago-born theater ensemble The Mill (Jaclyn Biskup, Artistic Director) and Theaterlab are proud to present the world premiere of The Employees: A Workplace Novel of the 22nd Century, a show based on the International Booker Prize and the Ursula K. Le Guin Prize shortlisted homonymous novel by Olga Ravn ( “[A] weird, beautiful, and occasionally disgusting novel”– The New York Review of Books.) Adapted by Lauren Holmes and Jaclyn Biskup, who also directs, the show utilizes the novel's structure of first-person reports and memos and its unique satirical tone to tell a story about the human condition, the future of work, and the ills of late-stage corporate capitalism.

The Employees takes place in the 22nd century as humankind embarks on a search for a new home. The crew on board the Six-Thousand Ship, consisting of humans and humanoids, reaches the planet New Discovery where a collection of strange objects is discovered. When brought to the ship, the mysterious artifacts cause an unusually strong emotional reaction in both human and non-human team members, bringing the mission to the brink of collapse.

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