Now in Chicago! "Tattered and Wincing", by Beau O'Reilly. From Curious Theatre Branch at Prop Thtr.
Mo and Motion are sitting on a bench on a lawn that is strange to them because they never have been to Kansas and this bench is in Kansas. Mo and Motion are here to observe and judge this town. So far what they have observed? There are two headless armadillos, a hapless group of middle age story tellers, a maid with moxie and a car full of cigarette butts, two heroic young men on skateboards, and thirty ticking clocks. Featuring Kelly Anchors, Barry Lohman, Lyle Mays, Matt Rieger, Julie Williams, and Beau O’Reilly • Directed by Matt Rieger • Music by Jenny Magnus • Tech by Marlana May Carlson
CHICAGO—On the eve of Pope John Paul II’s historic 1979 visit to Chicago, the devout young Polish-American widow Kassia and her faith-challenged son Johnny are quietly facing the future on the city’s northwest side. With the support of Kassia’s policeman brother-in-law and their parish priest, the two are eagerly awaiting the return of Kassia’s sisters, nuns in a Nicaraguan mission who are being rewarded with a trip back home during the Papal visit. But when the sisters arrive, with the first orphan that Johnny sponsored and her revolutionary boyfriend in tow, old family secrets and current geopolitical realities combine to expose long-buried guilt and shame which threaten to tear the family apart.
A Sudanese refugee struggles to move on by starting a new life in America, until one day he meets the man that killed his family. Kuol drives Uber. He is struggling. He is in pain. He hides it well, but he is still looking for answers. He is a lost boy. A product of the Sudanese war transplanted in America. He struggles to be an American, or at least what he believes is an American. Then one day everything changes when he is brought back to that day. The day when he lost his youth.
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