Redtwist Announces 2013-2014 Season – 15 shows!

9Redtwist Theatre announces its complete line-up for 2013-2014 Season, which includes 15 productions, all at its black box, storefront location, in the Bryn Mawr Historic District of Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The complete season includes 7 Chicago premieres and 4 world premieres

There are five MAIN Season shows, which include at least 18 performances. Each of the five MORE RED (off night) and DARK RED (late night) series plays perform in rotating rep with the MAIN Season productions and primarily use the same set as the MAIN Season show.

2013-2014 MAIN Season – 5 great plays
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Thur-Sat at 7:30pm, Sun at 3pm. Tickets: $25-$30

Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, Directed by Steve Scott

Oct 5 – Nov 10, 2013  (opens Sat Oct 5 at 3pm)
Featuring Redtwist company members, Jan Ellen Graves, Brian Parry, Michael Sherwin.
Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play. Set is 1959 for Act I, and 2009 for Act II. Things get out of whack in a dazzling whirlpool of words, opinions, aspirations…and bigotry, from a wide cross-section of indelible characters from two different times: the quaint post-war era when everything was possible, and the mercurial post-modern age when nothing is certain.

Elemeno Pea by Molly Smith Metzler, Directed by Steve Scott
Dec 5 – Dec 29, 2013 (opens Thu Dec 5 at 7:30pm)
Featuring Redtwist company members, Johnny Garcia, Jacqueline Grandt, Michael Sherwin.
A Chicago Premiere. A riveting drama one minute, a riotous comedy the next, Elemeno Pea is a blistering satire about how we humans deal with a critical non-living thing: money.

Happy by Robert Caisley, Directed by Elly Green
Feb 15 – Mar 16, 2014 (opens Sat Feb 15 at 3pm)
Featuring Redtwist company member Michael Sherwin.
A Chicago Premiere. A uniquely offbeat drama/comedy/satire about the choices we make and whether we are actually happy…or not. Fresh from her hit show, The Tomkat Project, Elly Green directs.

Look Back in Anger by John Osbourne, Directed by Jonathan Berry
May 17 – June 15, 2014 (opens Sat May 17 at 3pm)
This is the post-war British drama that started it all, said it best, and influenced every British playwright who followed. The long-awaited revival of this classic…by post-modern maestro, Jonathan Berry, who directed Redtwist’s production of Reverb.

Geezers by Tommy Lee Johnston, Directed by Jan Ellen Graves
July 26 – Aug 24, 2014 (opens Sat Jul 26 at 3pm)
Featuring Redtwist company members Brian Parry, Debra Rodkin.
A World Premiere. Tommy Lee Johnston, who penned the Jeff-Nominated play, Aura, introduces us to some beautiful and wonderful old folks who are enjoying their golden years in a retirement home.


Off night, up-close play series that reaches out and pulls you in

Sat at 3pm, Sun & Mon at 7:30pm. Tickets: $20


Jack Goes Boating by Bob Glaudini, Directed by Laley Lippard

Oct 19 – Nov 11, 2013

Two very quirky, shy people find each other and fall in love…while their best friends, a dashing married couple who fixed them up and seem to have it all, begin to uncover all the skeletons in their own closet. A charming and funny dissection of two fascinating relationships going in vastly different directions.


Shipwrecked by Donald Margulies, Directed by Ian Frank

Dec 21, 2013 – Jan 13, 2014 (Chicago Premiere)

A dazzling story like nothing you’ve ever seen, recounting the endless adventures of one man covering the globe at the close of the 19th century as he shares his ravishing tales. Storytelling for the ages.


Love and Understanding by Joe Penhall, Directed by Jaclynn Jutting

Mar 1 – Mar 24, 2014 (Chicago premiere)

A young married couple, both successful doctors, are embarking on their marriage and careers, when a college friend from hell arrives to wreak hilarious havoc on every morsel of their lives.


A Picasso by Jeffrey Hatcher, Directed by Josh Sobel

May 31 – June 23, 2014

A female Nazi officer is assigned to interrogate Picasso to authenticate three confiscated artworks. A genius at painting, Picasso is equally adept at playing cat-and-mouse.


The Size of the World by Charles Evered, Directed by Adam Goldstein

Aug 9 – Sep 1, 2014 (Chicago premiere)

The dreamer in all of us is revealed. Peter is a young man bursting with exotic ideas for mass success, but he has one limitation: he’s not very good at anything. And yet, a kindly elderly couple urge him on!


Late night, after hours comedy series – BYOB

Fridays & Saturdays at 10:30pm. Tickets: $15

Redtwist resident playwright, Scott Woldman, reveals his unique perspective when it comes to the “Luv Cycle” of relationships, from dating and courtship to love and marriage…and beyond. There have been loads of love stories and reams of romantic comedies, BUT there has never been anything quite like Scott’s “Luv Cycle.”

Please Say Yes, Directed by Reshmi Hazra

Oct 18 – Nov 16, 2013 (Chicago premiere)

Men Exposed, Directed by Matt Dominguez

Dec 20, 2013 – Jan 25, 2014 (Chicago premiere)

44 Ways to End Your Sex Life, Directed by Jason Fleece

Feb 28 – Apr 5, 2014 (World premiere)

Before Death Do Us Part, Directed by Nate Silver

May 30 – Jul 5, 2014 (World premiere)

TBD, Directed by Aaron Henrickson

Aug 8 – Sep 13, 2104 (World premiere)


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Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line El station. Street parking (paybox/meters until 10pm, Free on Sundays) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and online via BuzzOnStage to guarantee seating.