Season 31, 2023-2024

Season 31

2Kirsten Fitzgerald

In the 2023-24 Season, we bring you a series of physical, emotional, and spiritual collisions. With two world premieres and a Chicago premiere, we will dig into family, friendship, and faith; challenging and celebrating our humanity in wildly unexpected fashion.

-Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director, A Red Orchid Theatre

Season 31 Shows


Written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu
Directed by Associate Artistic Director Travis A. Knight
Featuring Ensemble Member Natalie West

Performance Dates: September 7-October 29, 2023 EXTENDED through Nov. 5!
Press Performances: September 16, 2023
Mask Required Performances: September 8 at 7:30pm & October 13 at 7:30pm
Open Captioned Performances: October 7 at 3pm & 7:30pm
ASL Interpreted Performances: Due to unforeseen circumstances, ASL interpretation scheduled for the October 15 matinee has been cancelled.

Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission

World Premiere!

Who celebrates their 26th birthday in the alley? Puff, that’s who. With the help of her best friend Jame and the unlikely company of Georgia, Puff rings in her new year with laughter, connection, a dose of danger, and Miller High Life.  Revolution interrogates and celebrates the very nature of creating community and building friendships in our ever evolving, ever disconnecting world. 

In Quietness

Written by Anna Ouyang Moench
Directed by Ensemble Member dado
Featuring Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald

Performance Dates: January 11-March 3, 2024 EXTENDED through March 10!

Showtimes: Thursdays & Fridays at 7PM | Saturdays at 3PM & 7PM | Sundays at 3PM
***Note: evening shows have moved to 7PM!***

Press Performances: January 20, 2024 at 3PM & 7PM

Open-Captioned Performances: Friday, January 26 at 7PM and Sunday, February 18 at 3PM

Midwest Premiere

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A former consultant follows her born-again husband to a Southern Baptist seminary. There, she enrolls as a student at the Homemaking House, the nation’s premier training ground for future homemakers and a place where marital bliss means never having to say thank you for cleaning the toilet.  In Quietness asks us all to consider how fidelity to self, family, community, and faith coexist as we work to manifest our futures. 


Written & directed by Ensemble Member Levi Holloway
Featuring Ensemble Members Michael Shannon, Travis A. Knight & Lawrence Grimm



CAST NOW THROUGH JUNE 16: Michael Shannon (Green), Travis A. Knight (Rabbit) & Lawrence Grimm (Birdy)

CAST JUNE 19-22: Lawrence Grimm (Green), Travis A. Knight (Rabbit) & Drew Vidal (Birdy)

Disclaimer: We cannot guarantee a performer on any given night. Understudies may be required to go on with late notice.


Run Time: 2.5 hours, including a 10-minute intermission



Preview Performances: May 2-11, 2024 (Thurs-Sun)
Press Performances: May 11, 2024
Opening Night: May 12. Limited tickets available to the public. Includes post-show reception with the cast & creative team!
Regular Run Performances: May 15-June 9, 2024 (Wed-Sun)
Industry Night: May 15 (tickets on sale May 8)
ASL Interpreted performance: Wednesday, May 22 at 7 PM (call 312-943-8722 or email to get access tickets)
Open Captioned performance: Sunday, June 2 at 3 PM (call 312-943-8722 or email to get access tickets)

Rush Tickets: Starting May 16, a limited number of $15 Student & Educator tickets will be available by phone starting at noon on show days. Availability will vary by performance. To purchase, call (312) 943-8722 from 12-5pm Mon-Fri, or (312) 758-4255 starting two hours before showtimes. Must present valid student or teacher ID at the performance.

World Premiere!

Two men survive in a facility deep underground somewhere in the wild woods of the Pacific Northwest, hiding away from something terrible looming just outside. Ensnared in a relentless loop of endless tomorrows, they discover the wolf isn’t at the door, he’s already inside, waiting in the creeping darkness all around them. Turret is an excavation of masculinity, love, loss and isolation. A claustrophobic carnival of carnage, cribbage, whiskey, music, mischief and mayhem.

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