Now – March 14
@ The Hairpin Arts Center
tickets available @ brownpaper tickets
trip. is pleased to present the midwest premiere of finding gräfenberg written & directed by graham brown. assistant directed by jason m. hammond, stage management by adam gallegos. featuring rosa san marchi, becca savoy, dan wilson, cyra k. polizzi. joel behne, stephen mcclure, morgan crouch, mercedes rohlfs, tony st. clair, angela k. bend, erin o'brien, taylor lacourse & kelsey risher
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As if "hilariously aberrant self-destructive fantasies, and ballooning expressions of materialistically driven angst" and "a kind of sexed-up Waiting for Godot" weren't enough "making the Christmas tree symbolize a clitoris" wraps it up with a big red bow. See. This. Play.
I really enjoyed it. Love the interaction between characters and audience set in very intimate setting. Everyone in it is seductive and funny!
Anchored by a talented ensemble of Chicago actors, this is a clever, sexy workplace comedy seen through the lens of a unique and exciting presentation style. I highly recommend that you head over to the Hairpin Arts Center for a most entertaining evening.
gräenberg explores the sexual, professional and political tensions in and out of the work place with clarity and unapologetic honesty. By placing the action of the play amongst the audience, emphasis is placed on the dissolution of barriers between actor and spectator, without truly entering the world of the “interactive”. With an intimate acting style and environment, trip. seeks to draw the audience into the action, rather than push them away with spectacle or pretension.
The run of the show will coincide with Chicago’s 2015 Theatre Week.
finding gräfenberg the play
trip. invites the audiences somewhere they haven’t been before. With it’s first production, A Clockwork Orange (1995), which was the second American production and third in the world, the action of the play was placed into a converted movie theatre/dance hall. Key projects include; Christopher Marlowe’s Edward II (1997), recipient of grant from The Museum of Modern Art, finding grafenberg (2001) recipient of developmental grant from New York City Council of Arts and …hope. (2012), recipient of developmental grant from the Gowanus Art Festival. See http://www.tripnyc.org/history.html for complete history.
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