By Craig Wright
Directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin
May 4 - June 3
Previews: May 4-6
Press opening: Monday, May 7 at 8 pm
Steve and Sarah have a plan. With nothing more than a little start-up cash and a lot of faith, the couple picks up from their Minnesota home to start a new life in sunny Florida, opening a chain of evangelically-themed motels to spread the good Word while reaping some divine financial benefits. Meanwhile, their new neighbor Sam is in an existential quandary of his own: recently widowed and badly injured, he's faithless, bitter and hardly in the mood for new friends, sent by God or otherwise. As their lives become entwined, and their destinies made clear, all three will come to question their own beliefs and fears.
"Under Georgette Verdin’s divine direction this heavenly hit is impeccably cast. As Sam, Linder strikes a bewitching balance between brooding and endearing. Lino’s portrayal of Steve, the antagonist, embodies his Job-esque plight. Walter Brody as Karl, the wickedly witted exterminator, generates thought-provoking quandaries. Berner Taylor’s portrayal of Sarah encompasses the character’s complex core of conviction and compassion. In fact, her infernal final moments continue to flash through my mind." – Alyssa Dyksterhouse (PerformInk Chicago)
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 eighth 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 seven 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.”
During the 2016-2017 season, ITP was nominated for seven Jeff Awards, winning two:
Production - Play: The North Pool
Director - Play: James Yost (The North Pool)
Actor in a Principal Role - Play: Salar Ardebili (The North Pool)
Actress in a Principal Role - Play: Amy Johnson (Falling) WINNER
Actor in a Supporting Role - Play: Justin Tsatsa (Falling) WINNER
Solo Performance: Sarah Gise (The Amish Project)
Scenic Design: Greg Pinsoneault (The North Pool)
This season's FOXFINDER was nominated for seven Jeff Awards:
Best Production: FOXFINDER
Director: Margaret Knapp
Actor in a Principle role: Alexandra Fisher
Set Design: Eric Luchen
Original Music: Jesse Case
Sound Design: Jesse Case
Lighting Design: John Kelly
Tickets for Grace by Craig Wright (May 4 - June 3, 2018)
- Previews: May 4-6
- Press opening: Monday, May 7 at 8 pm
Tickets for Season 9 Fundraiser (May 20 at 6 pm). Includes:
- Live reading of the cult classic CLUE
- Free beer/wine bar, and bites
- Silent auction and 50/50 raffle
Buy a SEASON PASS for these great benefits:
- Best seats in the house reserved by our staff.
- Special invitation to Press Opening Performances and Receptions.
- Unlimited additional tickets for family and friends for only $10.
- Exclusive events, including pre-show chats & wine with director.
Your generosity will ensure that we can continue our tradition of producing affordable, cutting-edge theatre for Chicago audiences.
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Interrobang Theatre Project
5315 N. Clark St #142
Chicago, IL 60640
(773) 935-6875 (box office)
(Unfortunately, we cannot accept unsolicited scripts at this time)