by Kelsey Austin (Writer's Studio)
Directed by Meghan Beals, Artistic Director
Featuring Kelly O'Sullivan*, Jaime Bragg, Richard Marlatt*, Denise Hoeflich, and Robert Quintanilla.
Life is takeout, TV, and internet chatrooms in this tale of dark family dysfunction set in Southern New Jersey. Wife and mother Alice works to bring stability and normalcy, but only the voiceless repairman can break into the everyday with kindness and basic human decency. Love is awakened in daughter Nicole, and suddenly there’s a way out if only in her dreams. But the family home is not an easy one to leave: there can be injury, job loss, and crime. Sometimes there are tomatoes in the subs and mushrooms in the stromboli. Either way, for the women of South Jersey, they simply have to keep on keeping on.
About the Saturday Series
Every Saturday afternoon at 2:00 PM (except for holiday weekends), Chicago Dramatists hosts a Saturday Series event in our theatre. Most Saturday Series events are public readings of plays-in-progress.
All plays read in the Saturday Series are directed, rehearsed, and presented with minimal staging. After each reading, the audience members are invited to fill out written response sheets and to join in a moderated post-reading discussion.
We hope you will join us for this Saturday Series event!