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Raven Theatre Company Presents World Premiere: “brother sister cyborg space”

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Raven Theatre Company, a cornerstone of Chicago’s vibrant theatre scene, is set to captivate audiences with the world premiere of “brother sister cyborg space,” a futuristic climate parable. Running from February 12 to March 17, 2024, with previews on February 8-11, this timely production explores the challenges posed by environmental crises and the dynamics of familial relationships in the face of an uncertain future.

Synopsis: A Too-Close-For-Comfort Future

In a not-so-distant future, the play unfolds in a world dealing with the consequences of a rapidly escalating climate crisis. The narrative revolves around Giselle, an environmental justice organizer, and her billionaire baby brother, Elon, who find themselves on opposing ends of a crucial debate. Giselle is determined to save the Earth and its people, while Elon contemplates starting anew somewhere else. Adding complexity to the storyline is Elon’s virtual assistant, Ava, who has opinions of her own. Set against the backdrop of impending environmental catastrophe, “brother sister cyborg space” delves into political divisions within families, the evolving definition of humanity, and the choices faced when time is running out.

Stellar Cast and Creative Team

Starring Matt Bowdren as “Elon,” Brittney Brown as his sister “Giselle,” and Charence Higgins lending her voice to the AI virtual assistant “Ava,” the production promises a compelling exploration of the characters’ struggles and the intricate web of familial connections.

Directed by three-time Jeff Award winner Terry Guest, “brother sister cyborg space” boasts a talented creative team, including Lucy Whipp as Production Manager, Brenna DiStasio as Assistant Director, Deya Friedman as Stage Manager, and a host of skilled designers and coordinators contributing to the play’s immersive experience.

Performance Details and Ticket Information

  • Dates: February 12 – March 17, 2024 (Previews on February 8 – 11)
  • Press Opening: February 12, 2024, at 7:30 p.m.
  • Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.
  • Location: Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark St.)
  • Tickets: General Admission – $45; Student, Military, and Industry tickets – $15; Previews – $35.
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About Raven Theatre Company

Raven Theatre Company, deeply embedded in the cultural fabric of Chicago, endeavors to tell compelling stories that bridge the past and present. Committed to serving the community through the arts, Raven Theatre is funded in part by esteemed organizations, including the Polk Bros Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, and The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation. The company’s dedication to cultural enrichment is evident in its plays and educational programming.

Don’t miss the opportunity to witness the world premiere of “brother sister cyborg space” at Raven Theatre. Purchase your tickets now for an immersive theatrical experience that transcends time and space.

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