Synopsis

Lily's home from college, back in the working-class community that raised her. Her old crowd lives in a rhythm of hard work, and hard partying, and Lily is somehow out of the loop since she left for school. Her beloved cousin Tony and his friends are wisecracking and familiar, but sometimes dangerous. Lily must confront her attractions to both Tony and Tony's girlfriend Franky and choose between familiar life in a small town or the unknown future privileges of a college education. In this marvelous portrait of a contemporary, rural small town, Lily's choices are more difficult than they appear.

Watch & Listen

  1. Next Up: Where We

    Next Up: Where We're Born in Production

  2. Next Up: Where We

    Next Up: Where We're Born

Cast & Artists

The Artists

  • Author: Lucy Thurber
  • Directed by: Brad Akin
  • Scene Design by: Scott Davis
    Costume Design by: Mekey Guberinic
    Lighting Design by: Nastassia Jimenez
    Sound Design by: Andre Pluess

The Cast

Program Articles

FIVE MINUTES WITH... Next Up director Brad Akin

A short interview with with the Brad Akin, director of the Next Up show "Where We're Born," with Director of Northwestern University's MFA Directing Program and ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro.

FIVE MINUTES WITH... Next Up director Brad Akin

A short interview with with the Brad Akin, director of the Next Up show "Where We're Born," with Director of Northwestern University's MFA Directing Program and ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro.

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