...And Eat It Too by Aline Lathrop
Sheila and Naomi are two young HIV research scientists who make opposite professional choices when they become mothers. But each must face new challenges to her marriage and to her sense of worth, as she tries to find her own way in this world of antiquated maternal expectations and modern opportunities that come with a price. The play asks how a mother, or anyone else today, may define important, meaningful work.
Cast: Sheila - Shelley Nixon, Naomi - Brennan Stacker, Doug - John Luzar, Mark - Julian Hester
Rachel Ramirez is also the Festival Producer. Aaron Arbiter, Festival Assistant. Artistic Director: Richard Engling
Thursday, July 9 @ 7:30pm: ...And Eat It Too
Friday, July 10 @ 7:30pm: Leavings
Saturday, July 11 @ 7:30pm: Girl Found
Sunday, July 12 @ 2:30pm: The Charisma of Flying Saucers
Thursday, July 16 @ 7:30pm: Girl Found
Friday, July 17 @ 7:30pm: ...And Eat It Too
Saturday, July 18 @ 7:30pm: The Charisma of Flying Saucers
Sunday, July 19 @ 2:30pm: Leavings
All performances are held at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago 60614.
How to vote.
Tickets are $10 per individual play or $15 for a full festival pass. Purchase tickets online, at the Greenhouse box office, or call 773-404-7336. The four scripts will each be performed twice over two weekends. These will be polished workshop performances to bring out the best qualities of the scripts.
The selected playwrights received two initial critiques in February/March followed by time and support in revising their scripts before rehearsals began for the workshop readings. The performances will then be followed by open discussions that provide the playwrights with feedback from the cast, crew and a live audience. Many playwrights revise their scripts again before the second performances. Past participating playwrights have hailed the Dionysos Cup as one of the most valuable script development processes of its kind.
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