A Twist of Water

A Twist of Water is remounting for a New York Premiere!

Posted by A Twist of Water on October 17, 2012

Chris Jones of The Chicago Tribune originally broke the news on 12/4/2011:

“A Twist of Water,” the new play about the history and soul of Chicago by Caitlin Parrish, is headed to New York.
Route 66 Theatre Company artistic director Stef Tovar said that the entire original cast of Erica Weiss’ production, a hit in Chicago earlier this year, would reprise their roles next fall, Off-Broadway at the 59E59 theater in New York. The non-profit 59E59 (located at 59 E. 59th St.) has a history of supporting Chicago work in New York.
Originally staged at Theater Wit and later at the Mercury Theater, “A Twist of Water” was buoyed in Chicago by the attendance of then Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who attended the show just after winning the February election. He has mentioned the play in several speeches since then.

Then, from Broadwayworld.com:

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) is thrilled to host the NY premiere of the critically acclaimed Chicago production A TWIST OF WATER, written by Caitlin Parrish, story by Caitlin Parish and Erica Weiss, and directed by Erica Weiss.

Produced by Chicago-based Route 66 Theatre Company in association with Laura Ramos Wilson, A TWIST OF WATER begins performances on Thursday, November 1 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 25. Press opening is Wednesday, November 7 at 7:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday – Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note, there are added performances on Sunday, November 4 and Sunday, November 25 at 7:15 PM. There is no performance on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22). Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.

Noah is raising his adopted daughter Jira alone in the wake of his partner’s death in a car accident. When Jira decides to seek out her birth mother, Noah’s already strained relationship with her is pressed to the breaking point. Direct from its sold-out run in Chicago, A TWIST OF WATER is a profoundly touching story of love and loss, of fathers and daughters, and of rebuilding this non-traditional family after an unspeakable tragedy.

The cast, who were all in original Chicago production, includes Alex Hugh Brown, Lili-Anne Brown (David Cromer’s Rent at American Theatre Company), Falashay Pearson, and Stef Tovar (Jeff Award-nominated On An Average Day in Chicago and LA).

The design team features Stephen Carmody (set design), Sean Mallary (lighting design), and Lindsay Jones (sound design and original music). John Boesche, who won a Jeff Award for the Chicago production, is projection designer.



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