At the heart of Elsewhere, which receives its world premiere in this production, is a mother-son relationship set in an inner-ring suburb of Chicago in 1969. In the play, widowed single mother Monica squirrels away money to help her 16-year-old son Adam avoid the draft and considers an affair with her divorced boss. Meanwhile, Adam starts a romantic and physical relationship with his uninhibited girlfriend Dana, and resists the advice of the lonely high school counselor he used to trust. Monica's old high school friend Bonnie deals with the loss of affection from her alcoholic husband and her absent son who enlisted to fight in Vietnam. In this touching, insightful and frequently funny play, each of the five characters is dealing with the loss of a relationship and struggling to build new ones in the midst of a frighteningly changing world.
the side project's World Premiere of Elsewhere, which follows a workshop and public reading of the play last April in New York by The New Group, will feature Shawna Tucker (Monica), Charles Askenaizer (Adam), Amanda Lipinski (Dana), Lucinda Johnston (Bonnie), Don Hall (Walter), and Andy Hager (Guthrie), under the direction of the side project's Artistic Director Adam Webster. Elsewhere will open March 24, and run Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 3 pm through April 21, 2013. Previews are March 22 at 8 pm and Sunday, March 23 at 3 pm.
Previews Friday, March 22 and Saturday, March 23 at 8 pm. Tickets $8.00
Opening Sunday, March 24 at 3 pm and Monday, March 25 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $20.00, $15.00 for seniors and students
Regular Schedule Thursday, March 28 - Sunday, April 21
Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm
(No performance Saturday, March 30)
Tickets $20.00, $15.00 for seniors and students
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