By William Nedved
Directed by Si Osborne
Featuring ensemble member Alexandra Main, and guest artists James D. Farruggio, Gabriel Franken, Boyd Harris, and Diane Mair.
John Patrick Moore might finally be ready to sell the Jefferson Park house where his father was raised. Or he might not. Two real estate agents, his CPD partner, and a Polish-American waitress force him to face the road ahead. A tender, funny world premiere by the co-founder of The Gift, written for The Gift.
Northwest Highway previews May 26th - June 5th, 2011. The Press Opening is Tuesday, June 7th at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances run Thursday, June 9th through July 17, 2011. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30pm with Sunday matinees at 2:30pm. Tickets are $20 - $30. Call (773) 283-7071 or buy online @ thegifttheatre.org.
Preview tickets are $20. Regular run tickets are $30 for Thursday, Fridays and Saturday performances; and $25 for Sunday matinees. Student, Industry and Senior tickets are $20, good for Sunday performances. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more.
The Gift Theatre is conveniently located at 4802 N. Milwaukee in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood - two storefronts north of Lawrence, on the west side of Milwaukee - and is easily accessible by the Kennedy Expressway, the Lawrence and Milwaukee buses, and the CTA Blue Line.
Co-founder William Nedved's previous plays with The Gift include County Fair, 6, and A Young Man in Pieces. His play Fact & Fiction will debut at The Elephant Theatre in Los Angeles on June 13, 2011.
Si Osborne's directing credits include True West for Red Twist Theater and the Jeff Award-winning A Prayer for My Daughter at Mary Arrchie Theater. As an actor, Osbourne recently appeared in Sense & Sensibility at Northlight Theatre.
The Set Designer is Adam Veness. The Lighting Designer is Joe Mohamed. The Costume Designer is Morgan McCabe.
THE GIFT THEATRE is dedicated to telling great stories on stage with honesty and simplicity. Previous productions include Night and Her Stars; Lonesome West; Suicide, Inc.; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Almost, Maine; Santa's Great American Depression Holiday Show! (2009 & 2010); Summer People; The Ruby Sunrise; Talk Radio; Stop/Kiss; Natural Gas; Streamers; W;t; The Last Days of Judas Iscariot; White People; Three Sisters; The Beauty Queen of Leenane; Blithe Spirit;365 Days/365 Plays; The Halloween Show; Long Day's Journey Into Night; The Glass Menagerie (Remount: Theatre on the Lake); The Good Thief; The Clearing; Hurlyburly; The Glass Menagerie; The Pavilion; A Young Man In Pieces; Language of Angels; 6; County Fair; The Countess; Alcatraz (Abbie Hoffman Festival); Orestes 2.0; and Boys' Life.
The Gift Theatre Company's 2011 season is made possible, in part, by generous contributions from The Alphawood Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus
Foundation; The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation; Ronald Greene
Memorial Fund; Chicago City Arts-Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; Mirapaul Foundation; and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State of Illinois.