A Twist of Water

Theater In Chicago feature article and interview!

Posted by A Twist of Water on April 26, 2011

Lawrence Bommer of TheatreInChicago.Com interviewed playwright (and Route 66’s newest Company Member!) Caitlin Montanye Parrish and director/co-creator Erica Weiss about A Twist of Water as a distinctly Chicago play and the process of creating this world premiere production.

“A huge hit when it opened at Theater Wit as a vibrnat world premiere by Caitlin Montayne Parrish, A Twist of Water has made a major move. This just triumph reopens at Lakeview’s Mercury Theater on May 1 to deliver even more shocks of recognition to appreciative audiences. The biggest one is that cities and families are just a matter of degree.
A Twist of Water
The success is no surprise: It’s appropriate that, shortly after his election, Mayor-elect Rahm Emmanuel saw and praised this very Chicago piece, a play that goes beyond the genre of domestic drama to make connections with the city that shapes its story. Perfectly shaped by Erica Weiss, Route 66 Theatre Company’s staging is as much a labor of love as the script that inspires it… Few plays become their own civic commentary, let alone redefine how we feel the place where we live…Like two other Chicago icons, The Front Page in the 1920s or A Raisin in the Sun in the 1950s, A Twist of Water is the right story in the right place at the right time.”



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