a World-Premiere play by Route 66 Company Member Caitlin Montanye Parrish
co-created with and directed by Route 66 Company Member Erica Weiss
Executive Produced by Laura Ramos Wilson
After a sold-out run at Theater Wit, Route 66 Theatre is transferring to the Mercury Theater for a limited engagement April 14th, 2011 - June 5th, 2011.
The Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport Ave, Chicago IL 60613)
BUY TICKETS HERE or call 773-325-1700
Check out the official Twist of Water blog HERE
JEFF AWARD RECOMMENDED!
4-stars (out of 4)...truly special new Chicago play...more passion, wisdom and lyricis...than any Chicago work I've seen in a long, long time'
-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
"Four Stars...smart, affecting...genuine laughs...incredibly moving...a compelling work."
-Time Out Chicago
"Four Stars...a contemporary masterpiece...an important play that speaks to our time."
-Chicago Theatre Blog
"...full of passion, purpose, intelligence, and bursts of poetic writing...Stef Tovar in a fervent, soulful, first-rate performance...very well acted."
-The Chicago Sun-Times
A Twist of Water centers on Noah, a gay, widowed history teacher, raising his adopted African-American daughter Jira alone in the wake of his husband’s death in a car accident. When Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah’s already grief-stricken and strained relationship with his child is pressed to the breaking point. As he struggles to hold on to and rebuild his family, a burgeoning new romance with a younger man serves to complicate matters, but may also be a saving grace. This world premiere introduces us to a seemingly non-traditional family, and at the heart of their story is our beloved city of Chicago, whose history and progress is the centerpiece of the play. A Twist of Water is a love letter to the Windy City, a deeply funny and profoundly touching story of fathers and daughters, and what it means to be a family.
Route 66 Artistic Director Stef Tovar as Noah
Falashay Pearson as Jira
Alex Hugh Brown as Liam
Lili-Anne Brown as Tia
Scenic Design by Stephen H. Carmody
Lighting Design by Sean Mallary
Projections Design by John Boesche
Sound Design by Lindsay Jones
Costume Design by Alarie Hammock
Stage Manager: Route 66 Company Member Rita Vreeland
Assistant Stage Manager: Route 66 Company Member Matthew Bonaccorso
Production Manager: Jodi Gottberg
Dramaturg: Aaron Carter
Assistant Director: Hannah Fenlon
For directions, parking, and neighborhood dining information go to mercurytheaterchicago.com