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Photo: Interrobang 2016 Playwrights Jen Silverman (left) and Deanna Jent (right).
Interrobang Theatre Project announced today Season Seven: “Flesh and Blood,” featuring two Midwest premiere dramas. The 2016/17 season launches this fall with the Midwest premiere of STILL by Jen Silverman and directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin. Winner of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Award, STILL is a profoundly oblique journey through womanhood, grief and the triumph of saying goodbye. Next spring, the season concludes with the Midwest premiere of FALLING by Deanna Jent, directed by James Yost – one family’s battle against stigma from society and each other.
Interrobang Theatre Project’s 2016/17 Season will be staged at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio 2), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Monday, August 1, 2016 at www.interrobangtheatreproject.org.
About the plays:
September 28 – October 30, 2016
By Jen Silverman
Directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin
Constantinople has been dead for two days, but that’s the least of his worries. He has to find his mother before it’s too late, and his already stiff body shuts down for good. As he searches an unfamiliar world filled with women he doesn’t understand, his mother, Morgan must learn to grieve the son she never knew.
March 15 – April 16, 2017
By Deanna Jent
Directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost
It takes a village, and then some. For Tami Martin, raising her 17-year-old severely autistic son Josh, is not only a full time job, it’s a labor of love. But Josh’s increasingly violent outbursts and pressure from her family threaten to drive Tami’s efforts and her sanity to the brink.