THE AMISH PROJECT
By Jessica Dickey
Directed by David Connelly
November 10 - December 4
On October 2, 2006, a gunman walked into a one-room Amish school house in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania and opened fire. In the wake of this tragedy, playwright Jessica Dickey explores forgiveness in the shadow of violence and loss. With gentle ferocity, ITP ensemble member Sarah Gise portrays seven characters in a performance that explores forgiveness, joy, and hope in the face of tragedy.
Jessica Dickey is best known for The Amish Project, which premiered at the New York Fringe before opening at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater. The Amish Project has gone on to be produced around the country and the world, including American Theater Company in Chicago, the City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Mo’Olelo in San Diego, Milwaukee Rep and New Rep, and most recently at the Guthrie. Jessica’s play Charles Ives Take Me Home premiered at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (Susan Blackburn nomination), for which Jessica was hailed as “a talent to watch” by Charles Isherwood, and went on to be produced at City Theatre in Pittsburgh, Strawdog in Chicago and Curious Theatre Company in Denver. Jessica’s play, Row After Row, premiered with the Women’s Project at the City Center in NYC (Susan Blackburn nomination), completed its regional premiere at People’s Light and Theatre Company, and most recently ran at Echo Theater Company in LA (Ovation nomination for Best Play). Her new play, The Guard, was commissioned by Ford’s Theatre in D.C. and premiered there in September as part of the Women’s Voices Festival.
Flesh and Blood
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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 Jessica Dickey's The Amish Project, for performances beginning November 10, 2016.
Tickets for Deanna Jent's Falling, for performances beginning March 16, 2017.
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