IF I FORGET Joins Victory Gardens’ Season

IF I FORGET Joins Victory Gardens’ Season

Victory Gardens has announced that the Chicago Premiere of Steven Levenson’s IF I FORGET will replace MIRIAM FOR PRESIDENT in the early summer slot of their season. The production will be Directed by Devon de Mayo, and runs June 7 – July 7.

Scheduling conflicts — namely playwright Madhuri Shekar’s HBO series THE NEVERS and Chay Yew directing the world premiere of MOJADA by Luis Alfaro at the Public Theater — have required Victory Gardens to postpone Shekar’s MIRIAM FOR PRESIDENT.

“We are proud to give a Chicago home to Steven Levenson’s poignant play, IF I FORGET. This explosive family drama deftly explores the power and complexity of history, legacy, gentrification and identity,” says Chay Yew. “The play centers on a Jewish American family as they are forced to grapple with an ever-changing world, and how their histories inform the present, and how they embrace their past as they move towards the future. I’m thrilled to share this powerful and timely work with our Chicago audiences.”

Levenson is the Tony Award-winning book writer of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which will tour through Chicago in February for a 4-week stint.

The cast and creative team for IF I FORGET are to be announced.

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