Season 29 2021-2022

Season 29: Wonder Within Reach

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“Isolation is a tricky thing; as priorities are simultaneously distorted and clarified, wonder becomes slippery and hard to hold on to.  I find myself in a moment where I am actively working to reorder what is my responsibility to interrogate and how I will or will not make it the same moving forward. I know I am not alone in this investigation, and I cannot think of two better plays with which to come together and dig in. Whether the wickedly funny and terrifying anthem to boundlessness that is The Moors or the heart-wrenching pull between reconciliation and revolution of Last Hermanos, both make me insatiably curious about how ancestry accumulates and where we are all headed.” – Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director, A Red Orchid Theatre

Season 29 Shows

The Moors

Written by Jen Silverman
Directed by Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald
January 6 – February 27, 2022
Preview Performances: January 6 – January 15, 2022
Press Performance: January 15, 2022
Opening Night: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Regular Run: January 20 – February 27, 2022

Chicago Premiere

On the wind-blown desolate moors two sisters and their mastiff scheme to wrest their destinies from the systems and the savage land around them. A governess is summoned and a moor-hen drops in, forcing all to ask what price they might pay for autonomy and for love. Inspired (perhaps) by certain 19th-century gothic romances, and the sisters who wrote them, this savage comedy disrupts the conventions of status and visibility. 

Last Hermanos

Written by Exal Iraheta
Directed by TBA
April 21 – June 12, 2022
Preview Performances: April 21 – 30, 2022
Press Performances: April 30, 2022
Opening Night: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Regular Run: May 5 – June 12, 2022

World Premiere

Reunited and on the run; Miguel and Julio are fleeing an America where being Latinx is a life sentence. Sequestered in a Texas state park, the arrival of a sympathetic deserter, Shepherd, brings the conflict between Julio’s desire for revolution and Miguel’s longing for normalcy into sharp focus. Recorded last season as an audio play and now in its theatrical world premiere, LAST HERMANOS is a story of tenacious brotherhood and love in a not-so-distant future that asks which path promises the better future? 

Season 29: Wonder Within Reach

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“Isolation is a tricky thing; as priorities are simultaneously distorted and clarified, wonder becomes slippery and hard to hold on to.  I find myself in a moment where I am actively working to reorder what is my responsibility to interrogate and how I will or will not make it the same moving forward. I know I am not alone in this investigation, and I cannot think of two better plays with which to come together and dig in. Whether the wickedly funny and terrifying anthem to boundlessness that is The Moors or the heart-wrenching pull between reconciliation and revolution of Last Hermanos, both make me insatiably curious about how ancestry accumulates and where we are all headed.” -Kirsten Fitzgerald, Artistic Director, A Red Orchid Theatre

Season 29 Shows

The Moors

Written by Jen Silverman
Directed by Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald
January 6 – February 27, 2022
Preview Performances: January 6 – January 15, 2022
Press Performance: January 15, 2022
Opening Night: Sunday, January 16, 2022
Regular Run: January 20 – February 27, 2022

Chicago Premiere

On the wind-blown desolate moors two sisters and their mastiff scheme to wrest their destinies from the systems and the savage land around them. A governess is summoned and a moor-hen drops in, forcing all to ask what price they might pay for autonomy and for love. Inspired (perhaps) by certain 19th-century gothic romances, and the sisters who wrote them, this savage comedy disrupts the conventions of status and visibility. 

Last Hermanos

Written by Exal Iraheta
Directed by TBA
April 21 – June 12, 2022
Preview Performances: April 21 – 30, 2022
Press Performances: April 30, 2022
Opening Night: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Regular Run: May 5 – June 12, 2022

World Premiere

Reunited and on the run; Miguel and Julio are fleeing an America where being Latinx is a life sentence. Sequestered in a Texas state park, the arrival of a sympathetic deserter, Shepherd, brings the conflict between Julio’s desire for revolution and Miguel’s longing for normalcy into sharp focus. Recorded last season as an audio play and now in its theatrical world premiere, LAST HERMANOS is a story of tenacious brotherhood and love in a not-so-distant future that asks which path promises the better future? 

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