2016 - 2017 Season
“Home is where the hurt is” examines the fabric of family relationships.
How do we live in the present when the future is looming?
How far will we go to reach our potential and make our dreams a reality?
And will that help or hurt the ones closest to us?

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Death of a Salesman
Circle Mirror Transformation
Going to a Place Where You Already Are
by Lucy Thurber

Directed by Cody Estle
Sept 10 to Oct 16, 2016 (Previews Sept 7, 8, 9)
Opening Matinee 
Sat, Sept 10, 3pm.

Chicago Premiere. A family stuck in the sticks and struggling to make ends meet has a chance to get their brilliant son into an advanced program when his obsessed teacher becomes mesmerized by Billy’s intellect and potential and offers to help with his college dreams. But what are her real intentions? And will the family grab this golden opportunity for a way out?

Featuring Redtwist Jeff Award-winner, Jacqueline Grandt, and fellow Redtwist company members, Johnny Garcia and Debra Rodkin, along with guest artists, Ada Grey, Brendan Meyer, Mark Pracht, and Emily Tate.

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 by Jake Jeppson
Directed by Damon Kiely
Nov 19 to Dec 30, 2016 (Previews Nov 16, 17, 18)
Opening Matinee 
Sat, Nov 19, 3pm
NO SHOW on Nov 24, Dec 24 or Dec 25

World Premiere. Molly has it all—a great suburban home, two cute kids, and a hard-working husband. According to what the politicians on her TV say, she is the model of the American dream. And yet, there’s a sense of uneasiness in the air. When a sea turtle waddles its way into Molly’s life, she and her family can’t help but face the unspoken dread that has been lurking in the shadows. This incisive and timely world-premiere from award-winning playwright Jake Jeppson, paints a funny and deeply-felt portrait of Americans in the years leading up to Trump. It asks us to investigate the myth of exceptionalism, the unrelenting noise that saturates our lives, and the cost of politics on our personal and national journeys.

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Death of a Salesman by Arthur Millerlogo
Directed by Steve Scott
Feb 4 thru Mar 26, 2017
(Previews Feb 1, 2, 3)

Opening Matinee 
Sat, Feb 4, 3pm

The great American drama about dashed hopes and delusional optimism, Miller’s timeless themes play out in the fractured Loman household where Willy is the worn out king of his castle. He’s also prince of the road as a fading traveling salesman, barely clinging to reality while searching in vain for the life of his dreams, yet failing to embrace the life that he lives.

Featuring Jeff Award-winner, Brian Parry, and Jan Ellen Graves, as Willy and Linda Loman.

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Circle Mirror Transformationlogo
by Annie Baker
Directed by Scott Weinstein
Apr 15 thru May 14, 2017 (Previews Apr 12, 13, 14)
Opening Matinee
 Sat, Apr 15, 3pm

When four lost New Englanders enroll in Marty’s six-week community center drama class, they begin to experiment with seemingly harmless theatre games, but hearts are quietly torn apart, and tiny wars of epic proportions are waged. In her savvy storytelling, this Pulitzer-winning playwright takes you into the underbelly of the craft of acting and reveals the creative process that allows the actor to access the range of emotions that seem so intensely real on stage.

Featuring Redtwist company members Adam Bitterman and Michael Sherwin.

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Going to a Place Where You Already Arelogo
by Bekah Brunstetter
Directed by Matt Hawkins
Jun 24 thru Jul 23, 2017 (Previews June 21, 22, 23)
Opening Matinee 
Sat, Jun 24, 3pm

Chicago Premiere. A fun-loving couple, Roberta and Joe, are avowed atheists in their golden years, moving along nicely until Roberta undergoes a serious medical diagnosis. Funny and poignant, this is an insightfully compassionate play about a senior couple navigating the land mines of their advancing years in a delightfully carefree manner, until life catches up and demands some big time decisions about faith.

Featuring Redtwist company members Kathleen Ruhl and Abby Dillion.
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