ABOUT THIS SHOW

Tonight, and later, and earlier, three sisters (no, not those ones) are stricken with a series of strange plagues. Isabel's got pains. Anne's got slugs. And Genevieve doesn't want to talk about hers. She just wants you to eat the damn hummus (she made it!) Fresh from its wildly successful Off-Broadway debut and remount that TimeOut NY called “experimental theater perfection,” Plano is “as funny as it is powerfully disturbing” (Vulture.) Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Audrey Francis returns to direct at First Floor Theater, where she previously co-directed FFT’s first production in 2012.

CAST & ARTISTS

THE ARTISTS
Author: Will Arbery
Director: Audrey Francis
Scenic Design: Kristen Martino
Costume Design: Raquel Adorno
Lighting Design: Jason Lynch
Sound Design: Eric Backus
Movement Design: Micah Figueroa
Stage Manager: Lucy Whipp
Technical Director: Bobby Huggins*
Co-Directors of Production: Caitlin McCarthy* and Cole Von Glahn*
Casting Director: Catherine Miller*

CAST
Anne – Elizabeth Birnkrant
Genevieve – Ashley Neal
Isabel – Amanda Fink*
Mary – Janice O’Neil
Steve – Andrew Cutler*
John/Juan – Chris Acevedo
Faceless Ghost – Andrew Lund

*Denotes FFT Company Member

 

ABOUT FiRST FLOOR

First Floor Theater's Mission: First Floor Theater stages stories of individuals facing moments of radical change. By combining visceral acting, immersive design, and collaborative dramaturgy, FFT expands these stories to ask urgent, social questions.

About First Floor Theater: Founded in 2012, First Floor Theater has garnered a reputation for pairing some of the most cutting edge scripts in Chicago and the American Theater with a signature innovative design style. Shortly after our inaugural season, FFT was named “Best New Theater Company” in the Chicago Reader. We were also honored to be recognized with the 2018 Francesca Primus Prize from ATCA for our production of Leah Nanako-Winkler’s Two Mile Hollow, and in Newcity’s Players 2019: “The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago”. Some of First Floor’s notable twenty-two past productions include Hooded or Being Black for Dummies, Mike Pence Sex Dream, Two Mile Hollow, Peerless and Matt & Ben. First Floor Theater is a Resident Company at The Den Theatre. First Floor Theater’s next production is the world premiere of The Juniors by Noah Diaz, directed by Artistic Director Hutch Pimentel.

Running Time

One hour and 15 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.
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Running Time

One hour and 15 minutes, presented without intermission

Content Advisory

Steppenwolf does not offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects(such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact the box office at 312-335-1650.