Wednesday, January 3, 2018

World Premiere 10 Minute Plays by Tracy Letts, David Rabe and More: TEN 2018 at The Gift Theatre January 5-14th

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The Gift Theatre is pleased to present TEN 2018, the company’s annual season kick-off festival of ten world premiere ten-minute pieces by The Gift and guest artists, curated by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton and Associate Artistic Director Paul D'Addario, playing January 5 – 14, 2018 at 4802 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood. 

Tickets for TEN are free for Gift subscribers and $10 for the general public. Tickets are currently available by calling the Gift’s box office at 773-283-7071 or visiting

The TEN 2018 line-up includes:

By Tracy Letts
Directed by Kristen Johnson
Featuring ensemble member John Gawlik

By ensemble member David Rabe
Directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton
Featuring ensemble member Mary Ann Thebus with Mike Nussbaum

By ensemble member Will Eno
Directed by ensemble member John Gawlik
Featuring ensemble members John Gawlik, Martel Manning and Michael Patrick Thornton with Ian Deanes, Bryce Gangel, Katie Gonzalez, Emma Palizza, Tricia Rodriguez, Becca Savoy, Mac Wallach and Pat Weber

By Rammel Chan
Directed by Brian Shaw
Featuring Bryce Gangel, Jeremy Nichols, Emma Palizza and Pat Weber

By Carolyn Braver
Directed by Kathryn Walsh
Featuring Ian Deanes 

By Isaac Gomez
Directed by Laura Alcalá Baker
Featuring Donovan Diaz and Katie Gonzalez

By J. Nicole Brooks
Directed by ensemble member Chika Ike
Featuring ensemble member Martel Manning with Mac Wallach

By Carly Olson
Directed by Sommer Austin
Featuring Becca Savoy and Tricia Rodriguez

 TEN will also feature performances by Natural Gas and giftLIT.

Performance Schedule:

Friday, January 5 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 6 at 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Sunday, January 7 at 3:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Thursday, January 11 at 7:30 pm
Friday, January 12 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, January 13 at 3:30 pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, January 14 at 3:30 pm

Tickets: FREE for Gift subscribers; $10 general public. Tickets are currently available by calling the Gift’s box office at 773-283-7071 or visiting 

About The Gift Theatre
The Gift’s 17th season consists of Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour’s world premiere of Hang Man, directed by Jess McLeod (March 2 – April 29, 2018); Shakespeare’s Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1 – July 29, 2018); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe’s Cosmologies, directed by Artistic Director Michael Patrick Thornton (October 12 –December 9, 2018). The Gift subscribers ("Gifters") receive admission to three shows, free parking at Gale Street Inn, free admission to all Wednesday night “Natural Gas” improv shows and invitations to special subscriber-only special events. Subscribe at or by calling (773) 283-7071. 

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