THE KID THING

Written BY Sarah gubbins
DIRECTED BY COMPANY MEMBER jake fruend

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Shalyn Welch has been Jeff Nominated for Best Actress for her role as Darcy in THE KID THING!


“I cannot rave enough about this show. The environmental and emotional intimacy of The Kid Thing impacts the audience as we journey the ridges of these characters’ loops and lines. RSVP to this invitation. You’ll leave with so much more than a treat bag or a puppy.

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Image credit: Jake Fruend

Image credit: Jake Fruend

When two lesbian couples, who have been best friends for years, get together for a dinner party, an unexpected pregnancy announcement manages to rock both relationships. As the couples confront the changes in their lives, secrets come out, friendships are tested, and identities are challenged.

good news ain't what it's cracked up to be.

THE NORTH MANSION @ BERGER PARK CULTURAL CENTER
6205 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660

PREVIEWS: March 13th, 14th, and 15th, 2017
OPENING: Thursday, March 16th, 2017

CLOSING: Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Limited Parking Available Near Venue
Allow 30 extra mins of travel time

The Kid Thing does what far too few plays do: examines the lives of queer women through a thoughtful, contemporary lens. With intriguing characters, complex issues, and an intimate performance space, seeing this play makes for two hours well spent.


The Kid Thing is a terse, convincing and emotional play about fear, identity and breeding, and it is performed by its cast of five with utter authenticity.

CAST:

Shalyn Welch as Darcy

Samantha Michelle Nava as Leigh

Anna Rose Ii- Epstein as Nate

Taylor Raye  as Margot

Gabriel Fries as Jacob

 

PRODUCTION TEAM:

Production Designer: Alaina Moore

Production Assistant: Marissa Rutledge

Lighting Designer: Andy Lynn

Production Manager: Andy Lynn

Stage Manager: Margaret Baughman

Assistant Stage Manager: Molly Gloeckner


What’s exciting is how readily they’ve navigated the complexity of this couch drama: they’ve exposed the emotional core.”