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A Twist of Water

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.

Starring:
Route 66 Artistic Director Stef Tovar as Noah
Falashay Pearson as Jira
Alex Hugh Brown as Liam
Lili-Anne Brown as Tia

Production Team:
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


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