- Chicago Tribune
SynopsisA spellbinding new play about what happens to hope and human nature in times of war. On a 19th-century Spanish farm, Beatriz is happily preparing for her sister’s wedding when the house is overrun by soldiers. In the chaos, she becomes the unintentional guardian of a young girl. Her determination to reunite the child with her father sweeps Beatriz along on a journey across war zones and through time. But what began as a simple act of kindness takes on a strange twist when the girl seems to acquire curious powers.
Sunday, October 20 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 26 at 3pm
Audio Description and Touch Tour
Sunday, November 3
Touch Tour: 1:30pm
Watch & Listen
Cast & Artists
- Author: Zinnie Harris
- Directed by: ensemble member Tina Landau
- Scenic Design: Blythe R.D. Quinlan
- Costume Design: Ana Kuzmanic
- Lighting Design: Scott Zielinski
- Sound Design: Kevin O'Donnell
- Stage Manager: Deb Styer
- Assistant Stage Manager: Cassie Calderone
- Assistant Stage Manager: Kathleen Petroziello
- Magic Consultant: Dennis Watkins
– Time Out Chicago
"Strong magic in the air and in the script… Landau has assembled some of Chicago's finest talents"
– Around the Town Chicago
"Allen's… amazing early stage work in Chicago was all coming back to her"
– Chicago Tribune
"Full of forests of flying vertical pipes and fortresses of plastic milk crates that are artfully exploded"
– Time Out Chicago
"An epic war story…I still don't know what I think about this play. I do know it's a conversation starter. And the discussion hasn't stop in my head."
– The Fourth Walsh
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