A Twist of Water

“Twist” announces an extended run, extra performances, and rave reviews!

Posted by A Twist of Water on March 4, 2011

DUE TO OVERWHELMING TICKET SALES, ROUTE 66 ANNOUNCES THE EXTENSION OF A TWIST OF WATER

AN ADDITIONAL WEEK AND EXTRA PERFORMANCES HAVE BEEN ADDED THROUGH MARCH 26

“INDUSTRY NIGHT” ON MONDAY MARCH 21 BENEFITING “SEASON OF CONCERN”

MUST CLOSE MARCH 26!

Tickets for the one-week extension are now on sale through the Theater Wit box office or by calling 773-975-8150

Get all the info you need HERE.

The critics are raving about A Twist of Water! Here is a sampling of some of the reviews:

Chicago Tribune – Highly Recommended (Four Stars out of Four)
“Parrish’s play — which reaches with more passion, wisdom and lyricism towards civic definition (and redefinition) than any Chicago work I’ve seen in a long, long time — captures this precise moment of Chicago’s re-invention with such astonishing alacrity …This is a piece that does for Chicago something like what Armistead Maupin (“Tales of the City”) did for San Francisco a generation ago.” – Chris Jones Read Full Review

Time Out Chicago – Highly Recommended
“…This is compelling work, well worth sitting through a bit of history.” – Julienne Bilker Read Full Review

NewCity Chicago – Highly Recommended
“…Caitlin Montanye Parrish’s script is a provocative mix of history, obstacle and longing that insists you root for all the characters. Tovar’s performance is solid and sympathetic as Noah tries to rebuild his life; Pearson makes her character’s abandonment palpable. But the highlight is Brown, whose crack timing and dry wit enable him to walk off with every scene. His work is a cool drink.” – Lisa Buscani Read Full Review
Windy City Times – Highly Recommended
“…Stef Tovar is well-versed at playing all-American middle-aged Nice Guys, acquitting himself capably as the grieving Noah (who wasn’t allowed to say goodbye to his husband). Alex Hugh Brown lends Liam a refreshing candor, as does Lili-Anne Brown as the fairy godmama bred of orphans’ fantasies, both of whom suffer misleading introductions before transcending cliché to become plausible and individualized personalities. What focuses our sympathies, however, is Falashay Pearson’s performance as the lonely Jira, whom you want to sweep up in your arms—or at least offer your scarf—along with assurances that everything will get better. Really.” – Mary Shen Barnidge Read Full Review
Centerstage – Highly Recommended
“…Stef Tovar bares his soul as Noah, a middle-aged parent trying desperately to reconnect with Jira, his adopted daughter (touching teenage actress Falashay Pearson) while beginning a new relationship with Liam (brilliant newcomer Alex Hugh Brown), the young English teacher who brings poetry, humor and wisdom to their world. Lili-Anne Brown is strong as Tia, the mother who gave up Jira because she was just a baby herself. Altogether, this exquisite cast bathes in the waters of truth.” – Colin Douglas Read Full Review
Chicago Theater Blog – Highly Recommended

“A contemporary masterpiece…A Twist of Water is an important play that speaks to our time. Hopefully it will see an extended run because it deserves a large audience. Just remember to bring a tissue because, when I saw it, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.” – Keith Ecker Read Full Review


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