Monday, March 21, 2016
OPENING: MIDWEST PREMIERE OF KILL FLOOR at ATC 3/25-5/1
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AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY PRESENTS THE
MIDWEST PREMIERE OF KILL FLOOR
MARCH 25 – MAY 1, 2016
Written by Abe Koogler; Directed by Jonathan Berry
Opening soon, American Theater Company's Midwest Premiere of Kill Floor, a contemporary drama written by Abe Koogler and directed by Jonathan Berry, being presented March 25 - May 1, 2016
The cast, all making their ATC debuts, includes: Audrey Francis (as Andy), Sol Patches (B), Eric Slater (Rick), Darci Nalepa (Sarah), and Louie Rinaldo (Simon).
Kill Floor takes place in a small town in 2003. Following a long incarceration, a mother returns to her hometown to restart her life. After securing a job at the local slaughterhouse, the challenges of re-entry unfold as she reunites with her teenage son, a staunch vegetarian. Koogler’s thought provoking, surprising and moving search for connection in modern America had its World Premiere at New York’s LCT3/Lincoln Center Theater in October 2015.
Said newly named ATC Artistic Director Will Davis: “I'm thrilled to be joining ATC as the company begins work on Abe Koogler's Kill Floor. I had the pleasure of listening to this play develop in Austin where Abe and I were both in grad school. Even then it was clear to me that Abe was in the midst of writing a deeply moving and difficult new play that beautifully illustrates what it feels like to never have enough. Kill Floor takes a close up look at what it means to be the working poor in our country and this lens puts the piece in deep conversation with ATC’s mission question: What does it mean to be an American?”
Previews: Friday and Saturday, March 25 and 26 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 27 at
Regular Run: March 31- May 1: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m.; Sundays at 2 p.m.
Single tickets for Kill Floor at American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron Street, range from $38-$48 and are available by calling the ATC box office at 773-409-4125, or visiting www.atcweb.org.
About American Theater Company
American Theater Company (ATC) challenges and inspires its community by exploring stories that ask the question, "What does it mean to be an American?" ATC’s Ensemble includes Patrick Andrews, Kareem Bandealy, Jaime Castañeda, Kelly O’Sullivan, Tyler Ravelson, and Sadieh Rifai.
American Theater Company is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency, and CityArts grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, the Lloyd A. Fry Foundation, Polk Bros. Foundation, the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at Prince, and the Shubert Foundation.