Night of New Works: Generations
April 5 at 7:00 pm
1105 West Chicago Ave.
Our annual night of new works kicks off the season with premieres of short plays by Georgette Kelly, Barb Lhota, Juan Francisco Villa, Cory David Williamson, Ricardo Gamboa, and Marisela Treviño Orta.
The works center on the theme of generations. What defines a generation? Do generations divide, or do they find a bridge? Do generations find continuity in tradition or changes in perspective? Or do they find that the dividing lines are not so simple?
At 7:00pm, the Something Marvelous staff will provide a pot-luck style dinner. At 8:00pm, we will move into the main stage theatre for the performance. Tickets include both the dinner and show.
HELP WANTED. MUST TOLERATE DUST.
by Georgette Kelly
directed by Lexi Saunders
featuring Carlye Pollack, Jabu Mickle-Molefe, and Sarah Wisterman
by Ricardo Gamboa
directed by Azar Kazemi
featuring Sean Parris, Ricardo Gamboa, Eliseo Real, Nicolas Del Valle Jr, Alex Rodriguez, and Elijah Ruiz
IN MY POCKET
by Barb Lhota
directed by Stephanie Stroud
featuring Marie Goodkin, Maggie Robinson, and Dane Van Brocklin
WHEN MY FATHER DIED...
by Juan Francisco Villa
directed by Aaron Mays
featuring Frankie Davila, Victor Salinas, and Tricia Rodriguez
by Marisela Treviño Orta
directed by Claire Reinhart
featuring Elizabeth Nungaray and Emilio Velasco
BREAKFAST WITH JEFFERSON
by Cory David Williamson
directed by Kadin McGreevy
featuring Rebecca Flores and Kevin O'Connell
2017 workshop submissions are now closed. We're excitedly reading all of your work—stay tuned for our selection announcement!
Johnny 10 Beers' Daughter: World Premiere
We're tremendously excited to present the world premiere of Johnny 10 Beer's Daughter this spring, written by Dana Lynn Formby and directed by Emmi Hilger.
The piece is presented by Something Marvelous in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, and features Arti Ishak and Randy Steinmeyer.
May 21–June 18 (Previews May 19 & 20)
For more information, please visit our Johnny 10 Beers' page.