From BroadwayWorld Chicago
Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XIV, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 9 - July 26, 2017. LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Sam Chanse, Liam Fitzgerald, Dana Lynn Formby, Isaac Gomez, and Joe Zarrow.
The festival's name stems from the Downstage Left logo, which features a frog about to "take the leap." This event is designed to help playwrights and their plays bridge the gap between development and full production. To further this objective, the festival features an extensive rehearsal process for each play, multiple workshop performances before the public, and post-show audience discussions after each performance. In addition to our general audiences, regional theater producers and artistic directors are invited to attend the festival in order to get an advance look at some of the best new plays in the country.
This year, Stage Left is partnering with Chicago Dramatists, a champion of developing new work and emerging and established playwrights. This initiative promises to invite new audiences into the development.
Em 'N' Nam
by Dana Lynn Formby ♦ directed by Chicago Dramatists Artistic Director Meghan Beals
All Em wants is to make the best egg sandwich in the history of egg sandwiches. When she enlists her culinary professor Nam to teach her how she learns that everything in the food arts must be done with a purpose. As she tries to figure out how to learn correctly it ends up costing her something she didn't know she had.
Em 'N' Nam: Wednesday, July 12th, Monday, July 17th, and Monday, July 24th @ 8PM
Performances at Chicago Dramatists:
LeapFest XIlV will be performed at Chicago Dramatists at 1105 W Chicago Ave in Chicago. A detailed performance schedules is provided below. The theater is accessible for patrons with disabilities and can be reached via the Chicago Ave El (Blue Line). These workshop performances will feature basic technical elements and will be followed by a discussion with the director and playwright.
Tickets and information for all events are available by calling Stage Left Theatre at 773.883.8830 or online at stagelefttheatre.com. Single tickets for LeapFest performances are $11 each. Patrons can save by purchasing a LeapPASS for $22. The LeapPASS entitles the bearer to full access to all five LeapFest shows.
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