Vitalist Theatre Presents Midwest Premiere of ‘pool (no water)’

Vitalist Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s pool (no water) at Downstairs Studio at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, August 22 – September 30.  Opening/press night is Friday, August 24, previews are August 22 and 23 with the regular run dates and times; Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (No performance Sept 2) Tickets are $25 and may be purchased through the Greenhouse Theater box office at 773.404.7336 or online atwww.greenhousetheater.org.  

In Mark Ravenhill’s pool (no water) four artists gather in Los Angeles to attend the gala opening of the art exhibition of a very successful friend. The four artists have failed to the success their friend, and their envy and desire for fame and fortune become all-consuming. When they witness a horrific accident, they edge toward the darker side of Art, risking moral annihilation as they descend.

pool (no water)’s ensemble of four features actress Anne Sheridan Smith in a return to the Vitalist stage (Mother Courage and Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man) along with Vitalist actor Antonio Brunetti (Anung’s First American Christmas, Trap Door Theatre) and the Vitalist stage debuts of Meghan Reardon (Red Tape Theatre) and Todd Michael Kiesch (Red Tape Theatre).  Kate Donoghue will understudy and go on Aug 31 – Sept 1.

pool (no water) is directed by Vitalist Artistic Director Liz Carlin Metz, who brings her distinctive style of physical theatre and psychological dynamism to this compelling story. In collaboration with Contact Improv specialist Jeffrey Wallace, the production explodes into expressive, improvised movement in counterpoint with a relentless and moving script by Mark Ravenhill, the author of Britain’s acclaimed and equally gritty Shopping and Fucking and Mother Molly’s Craphouse.  Award winning Vitalist designers Richard Norwood (lighting) andGregor Mortis (sound) are joined by Vitalist debut artists Courtney O’Neill (set),Mike Stanfill (video), and Allison Smith (costumes), and the production is produced by Vitalist co-founder Robin Metz.

Vitalist Theatre presents pool (no water) August 22 – September 30 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Opening/press night is Friday, August 24 (previews are August 22 and 23) and the regular run dates and times are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. (No performance Sept 2) The production will take place in Greenhouse Theater’s Downstairs Studio and tickets are $25.  Tickets can be purchased through the Greenhouse Theater box office at 773.404.7336 and online atwww.greenhousetheater.org.  Student Rush, Senior, and Groups rates are available through the box office.