CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University will present “Elemeno Pea” by Molly Smith Metzler in the Sondra and Denis Healy Theatre, located in The Theatre School building at Racine and Fullerton. Opening night is Feb. 13. The production runs through Feb. 22. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
About the play: Labor Day has come and gone on Martha’s Vineyard when Devon arrives to visit her sister Simone at her place of employment — a grand estate on the island. When Simone’s wealthy employer reappears in the midst of a marital crisis, the weekend is thrown into chaos. The conflict pits family against money in this struggle between the haves and the have-nots. Waves crash and sisters clash in this tumultuous comedy about the sacrifices we make to stay on top. Directed by Brian Balcom, MFA class of 2016.
Tickets are $15, preview tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5. Subscriptions and group rates (six or more people) are available. All tickets are reserved seating. Tickets are available by calling 773-325-7900 or visiting the online box office at http://theatre.depaul.edu.
The Theatre School at DePaul University is located at 2350 N. Racine Ave. (at Fullerton). The school is easily accessible via the Fullerton CTA station and the Fullerton (74) bus. Visitors and audience members may park in DePaul University’s Clifton Parking Deck, 2330 N. Clifton Ave. Please call the Box Office for more information.
The performance will be audio described Feb. 22 at the 2 p.m. performance with a pre-performance touch tour for patrons who are blind or have low-vision. Call 773-325-7900 for information. Special events include post-show discussions on Feb. 15 and 19.
This cast features Leea Ayers (Simone), Fiona Garretson (Devon), Christopher Jones (Jos-B), Jessica Maynard (Michaela) and Nathan Simpson (Ethan).
The production staff includes Brian Balcom (Director), Elyse Balogh (Scenic Designer), Courtney Schum (Costume Designer), James Mitchell (Lighting Designer), Morgan Lake (Sound Designer), JD Garrastegui (Dramaturg) and Cat Andrade (Stage Manager).
Director Balcom grew up in Minneapolis and has worked with Walking Shadow, Gremlin Theatre, The Playwrights' Center and The New Theatre Group. He has assisted at The Guthrie Theater, The Old Globe, and Actors' Theater of Louisville. Balcom is an artistic associate of Park Square Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota, and has a BFA from Carnegie-Mellon University.