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DANDELION THEATRE PRESENTS THE MIDWEST PREMIERE OF CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PLAYWRIGHT LUCAS KAVNER’S FISH EYE, SEPTEMBER 29 – OCTOBER 16, AT THE FRONTIER
At a bar across from a falafel place, Max and Anna meet again, or is it for the first time? A funny and emotionally raw portrait of a couple struggling to hold on to one another without losing themselves, Fish Eye explodes the traditional chronology of romance and offers a modern take on the exhilaration of love – when nothing means everything and everything means nothing – and the entire world can shrink down to a single moment. “The piece succeeds as [a] scrupulous character study and ravishing, hyper-realistic portrait.” (TimeOut NY, 4 STARS, Critic’s Pick)
“Fish Eye is a play about the messy, in-between place of the twenty something experience,” said Director Bec Willett. “In contemporary society, there’s this period after college where we’re suddenly thrust into the world and told it’s time to be an ‘adult’ without a real idea of what that means. Is it more adult to invest in stability or to follow your dreams? If there are so many ways to communicate, why is it still a struggle to connect?” Through insightful dialogue and keenly observed behavior, Fish Eye delivers a modern romance with a millennial twist.
Cast for Fish Eye includes: Morgan Crouch (Avery), Cory Hardin (Max), Katherine Lamb (Anna), and Stephen Rowland (Jay)
The production team for Fish Eye includes: Bec Willett (director), Rebecca Howell (stage manager), Jennifer McClendon (production manager), Deborah Baxter (set designer), Satoe Schechner (costume designer), Eric Watkins (lighting designer), and Matt Reich (sound designer)
Dandelion Theatre, founded in 2014 by Katherine Lamb, is committed to creating experiences that inspire and vitalize artists and audience members alike. They seek to attain this by cultivating community, fostering the artistic process, and valuing truthful discourse.
About Playwright Lucas Kavner
Lucas Kavner is a writer and performer from Plano, Texas. Fish Eye premiered Off-Broadway at HERE Arts Center in June 2011, presented by Colt Coeur. It was named as a TimeOut NY Critic’s Pick and was included in New York Magazine’s Best Theatre of the Year. In 2014, Kavner received a commission from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and Ensemble Studio Theatre to write The Gum Play, about the invention of chewing gum. Other plays by Kavner includeCarnival Kids (NY Times Critics Pick, recently optioned for a film),Clickshare and Barnes & Noble: Frisco, Texas (Ars Nova).
When: Sept. 29 – Oct. 16
Show Dates and Times:
Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, 5, 6, 8, 9,13, 14, and 15 with shows at 7:30pm
and Sunday matinees on Oct. 9 and 16 at 4 pm
Where: The Frontier, 1106 W. Thorndale Ave. Chicago IL
Tickets: $20 suggested donation online here, or at the door.