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A Red Orchid Theatre Presents “IN QUIETNESS”: Exploring Faith, Family, and Femininity

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Chicago, Illinois (January 22, 2024) – A Red Orchid Theatre, a beacon of artistic excellence in Chicago, proudly announces the Chicago Premiere of “IN QUIETNESS” by Anna Ouyang Moench. Directed by Ensemble Member dado, this thought-provoking production runs from January 11 to March 3, 2024, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St.

Synopsis: A Journey into Faith and Femininity

“IN QUIETNESS” unfolds the captivating story of a former consultant who embarks on a unique journey. Driven by her husband’s newfound devotion to a Southern Baptist seminary, she enrolls at the Homemaking House—a renowned institution for future homemakers. In a place where marital bliss means foregoing expressions of gratitude for household chores, the play explores the delicate balance between personal identity, family, community, and faith. Anna Ouyang Moench invites the audience to ponder the coexistence of these elements in our pursuit of manifesting our futures.

Cast and Creative Team: A Symphony of Talent

The production features Ensemble Member Kirsten Fitzgerald as Terri, alongside Brittany Burch (Max), Alexandra Chopson (Beth), Joe Edward Metcalfe (Paul), and Adam Shalzi (Dusty). Understudies include Will Burden (U/S Paul), Jasper Johnson (U/S Dusty), Jin Park (U/S Beth), and Halie Robinson (U/S Max).

The creative team, led by Ensemble Member dado, includes Grant Sabin (Scenic Design), Kotryna Hilko (Costume Design), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Design), Amina Gilbert (Assistant Lighting Design), Jeffrey Levin (Sound Design), Rowan Doe (Properties Design), Christina Gorman (Intimacy Director), Tom Daniel (Technical Director), Hannah Bolstad (Master Electrician), Lauren Lassus (Stage Manager), Josh Fitch (Assistant Stage Manager), Patrick Starner (Production Manager), and Brady Johnson (Dramaturg).

Show Details and Ticket Information

  • Written By: Anna Ouyang Moench
  • Directed By: dado
  • Dates: January 11 – March 3, 2024
  • Location: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St.

Performance Schedule:

  • Thursdays and Fridays at 7 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Sundays at 3 p.m.

Ticket Prices:

  • $20-$30 (previews)
  • $35-$45 (regular run)
  • Student, senior, and group discounts available.

Box Office:

Open-Captioned Performances:

  • Friday, January 26, at 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m.

Sponsor Information: A Red Orchid Theatre expresses gratitude to sponsors, including Kamehachi, Picnic Wine & Provisions, Roost Roastery, and The Understudy. The Developmental Production Sponsor for “IN QUIETNESS” is Kate Gray.

COVID-19 Policies (As of August 1, 2023): Patrons are no longer required to show proof of vaccination at entry, and masks are encouraged but not mandatory. Policies are subject to change based on WHO, CDC, and union recommendations. For the latest updates and safety precautions, visit A Red Orchid Theatre’s COVID-19 page.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the intersection of faith, family, and femininity in “IN QUIETNESS” at A Red Orchid Theatre. Get your tickets now for an exploration of human connection and the intricate dance of life’s elements.

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