Rehearsals are underway for FACING ANGELA. Here’s a teaser image:
This will be the second process in a row for me that going into it almost doesn’t feel like a new play, because ANGELA has been with me for so long (BREWED was that way too). But it most certainly is a new play, and I can’t wait to see where Kyra and our insane cast take ANGELA in her new incarnation. Tickets go on sale May 27!
The Ruckus presents
by Scott T. Barsotti
directed by Kyra Lewandowski
June 29 – July 28
No show July 4; industry performance Monday, July 8
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N Southport, Chicago
Angela has lost her face. Acquiring a new face alters more than skin and tissue, cutting into Angela’s relationship with her husband, Wes, and mutating her sense of self. As Angela re-constructs, re-invents, and re-defines her identity, Wes ceases to recognize the woman he loves, and doubts whether he really knows himself either. This re-imagining of my 2003 play (my first ever professionally produced), challenges how we recognize ourselves and those we go to bed with, and the collateral damage of transformative change.
(Photo: Gerard Van Halsema)