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Pictured: Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers.
About Face Theatre continues its 2019-2020 season with the Chicago premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s award-winning drama “The Gulf,” directed by Artistic Director Megan Carney.
The production will feature Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers.
In the middle of a river and long past the middle of their relationship, Kendra and Betty are questioning where their life together will go next. On a muggy summer evening somewhere down in the Alabama Delta, the two women troll the flats looking for redfish. As passions and tensions flare over past infidelities, life-choices, and job struggles, the couple must confront what it takes to overcome the space between them.
“’The Gulf’ is both funny and deeply vulnerable as it explores connecting across differences and what gets shaken up in the pursuit of the life we imagine for ourselves,” says Carney. “There’s something irresistible and even scary about those moments when we find the courage to speak the truth, especially when it puts everything we know and love at risk. These two women, both lovers and fighters, are doing just that. And the results are breathtaking.”
The production team includes scenic design by Joe Schermoly, lighting design by Rachel Levy, sound design by Robert Hornbostel, costume and properties design by Caitlin McCarthy, associate directing and dramaturgy by Lanise A. Shelley, stage-managed by Logan Boyd Jones, production managed by Jenna Meyers.
“The Gulf” runs January 9 – February 15 at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave, Chicago. For more information visit aboutfacetheatre.com.