A couple months back, Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders hatched this plan to create a play that would weave together writers’ autobiographical tales of their lives in Chicago. The resulting piece, which includes a story of mine about the malady that plagued my early months in Chicago, will be workshopped as a series of staged readings this weekend at the Lookingglass Studio. I hear we’re full on Friday, but come check out Saturday or Sunday!
Come check out this sneak peek at a future Theatre Seven of Chicago production!
THE CHICAGO PROJECT
Conceived and Directed by Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders
With stories and plays by:
Scott Barsotti, Molly Each, Laura Eason, Brian Golden, Kristin Idaszak, Kim Morris, Nick Ward, and Doug Whippo
July 9th & 10th at 7:00pm & July 11th at 2pm
Lookingglass Theatre in the Water Tower Water Works
Upstairs Studio Theater
821 N. Michigan Ave.
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Nelson Algren famously wrote, “Loving Chicago is like loving a woman with a broken nose.” Theatre Seven of Chicago presents The Chicago Project, a collage of interviews, autobiographical stories and personal experiences performed by a versatile eight-actor ensemble. From bike crashes, to kidney stones, from CTA mishaps, to the Cubs worst loss, the evening explores the challenges and joys of living in the City of Big Shoulders.
Last spring Margot Bordelon and Cassy Sanders put out a call for Chicago stories and plays by Chicago authors. Eight pieces were selected to be woven together and presented in a staged reading for three performances only. We invite you to join us and hope that you will stay afterward to discuss what resonated with you, where you think the project should go next, and even share your own Chicago stories.
Featuring performances by: Marjorie Armstrong, Paige Collins, Sarah Gitenstein, Megan Hill, Alexander Lane, Travis Williams, Joe Zarrow, and George Zerante.