By Deanna Jent
Directed by James Yost
March 16 - April 16
It takes a village, and then some. For Tami Martin, raising her 17-year-old severely autistic son Josh, is not only a full time job, it's a labor of love. But Josh's increasingly violent outbursts and pressure from her family threaten to drive Tami's efforts and her sanity to the brink.
Deanna Jent is the Artistic Director of Mustard Seed Theatre and a Professor of Theatre at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, where she has been teaching since 1995. She has written stage adaptations of the novels Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis and Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos. Her play Falling won the Kevin Kline award for Best New Play of 2011 and was nominated for a Drama Desk Best Play Award following its off-Broadway run in 2012. More. . .
ASL ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES
For the Chicago premier of Falling, Interrobang is proud to partner with Spectrum Toy Store, offering sensory toys for kids on the Autism spectrum and with special needs.
Flesh and Blood
For those wondering, "Whats an interrobang?", it is the combination of a question mark and exclamation point, joining the Latin word for “question” (interro) with a proofreading term for “exclamation” (bang). Through the plays we produce, Interrobang Theatre Project aims to pose questions that challenge our understanding and assumptions of who we are and the world in which we live.
Interrobang Theatre Project (ITP) produces visceral and timely works, rarely produced texts, and new American plays. We strive to excite a new generation of theatergoers, to engage our community through challenging plays, to maintain an environment in which artists can do their very best work, and to change our world one play at a time. ITP is not recommended for audiences who prefer theatre to be benign or familiar.
Now in its seventh season, ITP is under the artistic leadership of James Yost and Georgette Verdin. Founded in 2010 by Jeffry Stanton, ITP has been hailed by the Chicago Tribune as a “company to watch” and by Time Out Chicago as “one of Chicago’s most promising young theatre companies.”
Over the past six seasons, productions have included the world premiere of Ibsen is Dead by Calamity West, the Midwest premiere of The Argument by Gregory Moss, the Jeff Award Recommended The Pitchfork Disney, Terminus, Orange Flower Water, Speaking in Tongues, Here Lies Henry, Really Really, Recent Tragic Events, and the critically-acclaimed Hot ‘N’ Throbbing, which Time Out Chicago’s 5-star review called a “scintillating revival.”
Tickets for Deanna Jent's Falling, for performances beginning March 16, 2017.
ASL accessible performances: April 1, 2.
Autism Awareness Month:
April marks National Autism Awareness Month. To help raise awareness, Interrogang will be hosting a series of post-show discussions with playwright Deanna Jent and local autism experts.
Talkbacks with Playwright Deanna Jent:
Friday, March 31 (7:30 pm)
Saturday, April 1 (2 pm & 7:30 pm)
Sunday, April 2* (2 pm).
*Autism Awareness Day.
Talkbacks with Local Autism Experts:
Saturday, March 18 (7:30 pm)
Sunday, March 26 (2 pm)
Monday, April 10 (7:30 pm)
Sunday, April 16 (2 pm).
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