Thursday, December 19, 2013

ACT OUT: Jeff Recommended Elemeno Pea Now Playing at Redtwist

By Molly Smith Metzler 
Directed by Steve Scott 

The Chicago premiere of Humana Festival's runaway hit play from 2011,
the hilarious scathing satire on money and class in post-modern America

Featuring Redtwist Jeff Award winner, Jacqueline Grandt, and company members, Michael Sherwin, & Johnny Garcia

Elemeno Pea features two sisters whose relationship gets off-kilter when, Devon, a regular Buffalo gal visits her elegant sister, Simone, who works as a personal assistant for a very rich, pampered woman on Martha's Vineyard. Simone gets a hefty six-figure salary for serving the pretty people and feels she has found nirvana, while Devon thinks her brainwashed sister is selling her soul. A riveting drama one minute, a riotous comedy the next, Elemeno Pea is a blistering play about the volatile mixture of people and money and how we deal with it...and without it. Directed by Clybourne Park director, Steve Scott. 

Elizabeth Argus (Simone), Johnny Garcia (Jos-B), Jacqueline Grandt (Michaela), Carley Moseley (Devon), Michael Sherwin (Ethan), Melonie Collmann (after Jan 1, 2014)
Steve Scott (Director), Alicia Hynes (Assistant Director), Allison Queen (Stage Manager), Olivia Leah Baker (Assistant Stage Manager/Costume Designer), Ross G. Hoppe (Set Designer/Tech Director), Christopher Burpee (Lighting Designer), Christopher Kriz (Sound Designer), Jeff Shields (Prop Designer), Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer), Kevin McDonald (Dramaturg), Alan Weusthoff (Set Construction), Eric Vigo (Master Electrician), Charles Bonilla (Box Office Manager), E. Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Associate), Johnny Garcia (Box Office Associate/Associate Producer), Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers)

Runs: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm
Closes: Sun, Jan 12, 2014 
Running Time: Approximately 90 minutes total, no intermission
Tickets: Thursdays, $25; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $30 (seniors & students $5 off) 

Call: 773-728-7529 

Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line El station. Street parking (paybox/meters until 10pm, Free on Sundays) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and online to guarantee seating. 

Redtwist Theatre announced its complete line-up for 2013-2014 Season, which includes 14 productions, all at its black box, storefront location, in the Bryn Mawr Historic District of Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood. The complete season includes 7 Chicago premieres and 4 world premieres

There are five MAIN Season shows, which include at least 18 performances. Each of the MORE RED (off night) and DARK RED (late night) series plays perform in rotating rep with the MAIN Season productions and primarily use the same set as the MAIN Season show. 


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