The picture-perfect facade of '50s-era family life is torn away in Far From Heaven, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-nominated 2002 romantic melodrama that starred Julianne Moore. While managing a household that would rival the Cleavers in its neatness and apparent civility, a Connecticut housewife discovers her husband's secret ... only to seek comfort in a forbidden relationship of her own. Tony Award-winning playwright Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out) and the creators of the musical Grey Gardens collaborated on this jazz-influenced musical that evokes Haynes' original inspiration: the lush, Technicolor brilliance of the films of Douglas Sirk. The Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven comes to Stage 773 courtesy of Porchlight Music Theatre.
Running time is two hours, 15 minutes, with a 10-minute intermission.