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October 18, 2016

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Contact: Michael Colucci 773-728-7529  michael@redtwist.org

PRESS RELEASE - CHICAGO

 
Redtwist Theatre presents the WORLD PREMIERE  
TURTLE
By Jake Jeppson
Directed by Damon Kiely


Opens Saturday, November 19, 2016, at 3pm
(also press opening)
Runs Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm through Friday, December 30

Featuring Redtwist Company Member Michael Sherwin,
with guest artists Drew Johnson, Carolyn Kruse, and Emily Tate


THE PLAY
Molly’s life is very small. That’s what her sister-in-law tells her, anyway. She spends her days with her two children. At night she watches TV with her husband. She follows politics, though she’s not as invested as her Republican in-laws. She’s happy. But when a sea turtle waddles into her life, Molly begins to open her eyes to the pain around her.

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.
 
CAST (in alphabetical order)
Drew Johnson (Sloan), Carolyn Kruse (Grace), Michael Sherwin (Pete), Emily Tate (Molly)
 

Understudies

James Bould (Pete), Glenn Garrabrant (Sloan), Liz Greenwood (Grace), Kat Moraros (Molly) Understudy performance on Tuesday, December 20, at 7:30pm


STAFF 
Damon Kiely (Director), Jordyn Prince (Assistant Director), Mary Brennan (Stage Manager), Erica M. Bush (Assistant Stage Manager), Elyse Balogh (Set Designer), Daniel Friedman (Lighting Designer), Karli Blalock (Sound Designer), Kelsey Wang (Costume Designer), Laurel McKenzie (Prop Designer), Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer), Josh Hurley (Tech Director), Sam Hubbard (Fight Choreography), Catherine Miller (Dramaturg & Casting Director), E. Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Manager), Charles Bonilla (Box Office Associate), Johnny Garcia (Box Office Associate), Jan Ellen Graves, James Fleming, & Michael Colucci (Producers)

SCHEDULE
Opens: Sat, Nov 19, 3pm (note: there is no evening show on opening day)
Showtimes: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm
Note:
there are no performances on Nov 24, Dec 24, Dec 25
Closes: Fri, Dec 30
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission
Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, Nov 16, 17, 18, at 7:30pm
Understudy performance: Tue, Dec 20, at 7:30pm. $20 (seniors & students $5 off)
Regular Tickets: Thu, $30; Fri, Sat, Sun, $35 (seniors & students $5 off)

RESERVATIONS

Call: 773-728-7529
Website/Tickets: www.redtwist.org

LOCATION/PARKING
Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line EL station.

Valet parking for Redtwist is available across the street in front of Francesca’s Bryn Mawr for most performances—hours vary. Dining is not required.

Limited FREE street parking is available on side streets. There is metered street parking via ParkChicago.com app or 3-hour Paybox on Bryn Mawr Av and 2-hour Paybox on side streets. Free on Sundays, and after 10pm Mon thru Sat.

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