Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October 6, 2010

A quietly auspicious week for our Prop Thtr.  On the one hand, as far away as Mexico City and Tuscon, Arizona, decisions and plans we have made are a part of a new play making quite a name for itself "Arizona; No Roosters in the Desert" by Kara Hartzler, which we supported and lobbyed for at the National New Play Network is now having its second of three openings and our director, Tanya Saracho, is out in Tuscon to be a part of their opening and to begin preparing for our opening at Prop Thtr in April 2011.  A mix of adventurous play selection, participation and alliances on a national level and consultation with the segment of Chicago population about whom the experiences of the play refer, is leading us toward a very exciting American play, that cannot be stopped at any false or trivial borders!
Speaking of not being stopped, "Debris of the Prophet" by Paul Carr, which is enjoying a current run at the 3502 Prop Thtr till October 9th, has overcome the resistance of some within the upper reaches of our city colleges and, with patience and diplomacy - the play will have an extended run for three weeks at Truman College.  This opens up a new cooperation and a new venue for us in one of Chicago's most interesting neighbourhoods: Uptown.  Working with the Chicago City Colleges as their guest and bringing a play about freedom of expression to a diverse student body. 
Also Prop Thtr congratulates Scott Barsotti, whose current play, "Jet Black Cadillac" is part of the team of Curious Theater Branch plays, along with "The Flowers Are Dead" by Matt Rieger, on the 3504 side of Prop Thtr, and who is opening a play at the Richard Christiansen Theater with Route 66: "McMeekin Finds Out" And we also welcome the Cock and Bull Theater for their first appearance at Prop Thtr with "Axe Lizzy and The Possession of Alice Von Truskin" and we welcome back Tekki Lomnicki and Tellin' Tales Theatre with "Six Stories Up on Ellis Island"  WHAT AN OCTOBER!

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