Pick your next theatrical adventure at Artemisia Fall Festival 2017, featuring six groundbreaking new plays with dynamic female characters seeking full production. Each night a new play is staged by Chicago’s outstanding pool of talent and is free to the public.
From this thrilling lineup, the audience chooses Artemisia’s next world premiere. Artemisia is a proud Actors’ Equity Association Theatre producing female-driven plays (new works with “women at the core.”)
September 25: THE RUG DEALER by Rita Sachdeva
An Iranian-American woman inherits her father’s rug store after his death and negotiates the costly business of carpets, family, duty and desire.
September 26: JARRED by Eileen Campbell
A fresh college dropout moves in with her former fourth grade teacher in order to get away from the mess. Together, the two women must reconcile their monsters.
September 27: RUSH by Callie Kimball
A young woman and her brother risk everything to start a new life at the end of the world. But with a Chicago detective on their trail, is the Yukon Territory far enough away to escape their terrible past?
October 2: THE MALTA PLAY by Kirsten Ebsen
Based on actual events, two British Quaker women survive imprisonment by the Inquisition on the Isle of Malta during the seventeenth century.
October 3: REAP THE GROVE by Caity-Shea Violette
An estranged family is reunited to spend the mother’s final days together before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal lung cancer diagnosis.
October 4: PARTS OF SPEECH by Janet Burroway
In the 1980’s, a female translation teacher waits for news of her journalist brother who has been taken hostage in Lebanon and copes by revisiting and reimaging the past.
All Performances are at the beautiful Edge Theatre, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater. Curtain at 7:30 pm – Doors and Box Office at 7:00 pm. Admission is Free; reservations and donations are encouraged. Get tickets at http://artemisiatheatre.org/tickets/ or by calling 312-725-3780