Redtwist announces the Chicago premiere of Lee Blessing's charming, clever, frightening, witty, and mysterious drama about lost identity and rediscovering love, A BODY OF WATER. It will open at Redtwist Theatre on Saturday, March 2 at 3 p.m., directed by Mary Reynard.
Jeff Award-winner, BrIan Parry, and Jan Ellen Graves reunite on the Redtwist stage as husband and wife for the first time since their acclaimed performances in Three Hotels (2007). Only this time, their characters, Moss and Avis, meet each other for the first time, every time they wake up in the morning.
A middle-age couple awaken every day and don't know who they are, where they are, or the why of anything. And an unfamiliar young woman uses extreme measures to reach them. Funny and charming, this is a lyrical, intriguing drama that examines the wisdom of embracing a pure moment of joy...when nothing else is certain.
The cast features Jan Ellen Graves (Avis), Stella Martin (Wren) and BrIan Parry (Moss).
STAFF: Mary Reynard (Director), Matt Dominguez (Assistant Director), Lauren Yarbrough (Stage Manager), Allison Queen (Assistant Stage Manager), Justin Castellano (Production Manager), Frank Sjodin (Tech Director), Nick Mozak (Set Designer), Christopher Burpee (Lighting Designer), Nick Gajary (Sound Designer), Olivia Leah Baker (Costume Designer), Jeff Shields (Prop Designer), Mary Reynard (Vocal Coach), Kevin McDonald (Dramaturg), Eileen Rozycki (Scenic Charge), Garvin Jellison (Master Electrician), Alan Weusthoff (Set Builder), Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer), Charles Bonilla (Box Office Manager), E. Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Associate), Johnny Garcia (Associate Producer), Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers)
The production opens Sat, Mar 2, 3pm and runs Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm. Note: no evening performance on Sat, Mar 2 AND no performance on Sun, Mar 3. The show closes on Sun, Apr 7, 3pm. Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes, no intermission.
Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, Feb 27, 28, & Mar 1 at 7:30pm. Tickets:Thursdays, $25; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $30 (seniors & students $5 off) Group Rates: Special discounts for groups of 10 or more, and groups of 25 or more. Call: 773-728-7529 or visit www.redtwist.org for tickets and more information.
Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line El station. Street parking (paybox/meters until 9pm) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and via Paypal to guarantee seating.