IN A WORD

A NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK ROLLING WORLD PREMIERE
by Lauren Yee
directed by Jess McLeod
Season 28
February 5—March 19, 2016
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THU, FRI, SAT 8pm · SUN 4pm
Tickets $28
RECOMMENDED Lauren Yee's In A Word will leave you in a poetic state of mind. You'll find yourself grasping for ways to describe this manic work that will ultimately fall short of the breathless experience of witnessing it. Despite that, here is my best shot: In A Word is like a flourless chocolate cake. From the outside it may not look like much, but as a sensory experience it is rich to the point of being almost too much to bear.
— New City
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED … a stunningly powerful, emotionally gripping production, directed with an energetic fervor … The cast is magnificent … this current Chicago presentation follows Lauren Yee's recent productions and script revisions of her play in San Francisco, San Diego and Cleveland. It's hard to imagine this piece being in better shape than it is in this devastating Windy City production. It's a theatrical punch to the gut that will leave audiences breathless.
— Chicago Theatre Review
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cast
Gabe Franken
Man
Mary Winn Heider
Fiona
production
Author
Lauren Yee
Director
Jess McLeod
Assistant Director
Abhi Shrestha
Set Design
Sarah JHP Watkins
Light Design
Costume Design
Izumi Inaba
Props Design
Jamie Karas
Sound Design
Stage Manager
Melanie Kulas
Production Manager
Emmaline Keddy-Hector
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography