Above the Ceiling
by Erin Austin (RAC Writers' Group)
Directed by Jen Poulin, Broken Nose Theatre
Dottie is just another bored housewife before a young man with a sewing-machine crawls through her window. Sex, spanking, and sewing permeate the Milwaukee mansion to propel Dottie and her young lover through their own version of the Roaring ‘20s. Based on a true story, Above the Ceiling explores the consequences of a woman with nothing to call her own, moving a secret lover out of her husband’s factory and into his attic.
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!