Utility will have its Midwest premiere this month with Interrobang Theatre Project.
Amber has two jobs, three kids and an 8 year old's birthday party to plan. Her on again-off again husband, Chris, is back on and determined to help out the best he can. Sometimes that's good enough. As Amber struggles with a tiny avalanche of day-to-day setbacks, she finds this life has made her a stranger to the person she once was and the person she thought she would be. Utility presents a slice of life that reflects the underbelly of American capitalism.
Happily, I will be in town for a talkback after the evening performance on April 20th. Because I will only have seen the show for the first time that day, the scope of the discussion will focus less on this particular production and more on my own career trajectory and the origins of Utility.
This is my third production in Chicago, a town that I'm starting to consider one of my theater homes. I am thrilled to return, and I am equally thrilled to share Amber's story with the Midwest.
Interrobang Theatre Project at Rivendell Theatre
April 5 - May 4
Directed by Georgette Verdin
Featuring Brynne Barnard, Kevin D'Ambrosio, Barbara Figgins, Patrick TJ Kelly
Just some odds and ends, from time to time