Doug Hara, from left, Monica West, Clair Wellin and Tiffany Topol play ordinary people caught up in an extraordinary disaster in Lookingglass Theatre's haunting and poignant "Eastland: A New Musical," running through July 29.
Monica West plays Ilse, a young mother longing for a life more extraordinary than the one she lives in Lookingglass Theatre's "Eastland: A New Musical."
In "Eastland: A New Musical," director Amanda Dehnert and her able cast create a moving memorial to the victims of the Lake Michigan excursion boat that capsized in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, killing 844 people.
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Lookingglass delivers a poignant, highly theatrical retelling of one of the worst disasters in the nation's history in "Eastland: A New Musical" about the 1915 capsizing of the excursion boat the S.S. Eastland in the Chicago River which claimed more than 800 lives.