About This Show

Fresh from its appearances in the 8th International Theatre Olympics in India, The Brink! is returning to Chicago for a special weekend engagement in Steppenwolf's LookOut Series at the 1700 Theatre. 

In a cafe at the edge of the world, a group of wayward performers present The Brink!, an avant-garde cabaret about longing and music, growing up and falling apart; about the ground beneath us shifting too quickly, and the world becoming unrecognizable. Drawing from American pop songs and jazz standards, the poetry of Gertrude Stein, and Ann Carson's "The Gender of Sound", the ensemble slides past the edge of reason in this unfettered encounter with the stranger inside. 

Created as part of the National Performance Network Creation Fund Initiative, THE BRINK! was developed in partnership with Links Hall, the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, Darthmouth College/VoxFest and the Cricoteka Centre in Krakow, Poland. 

There will be a special preview performance on Thursday, August 23 at 7:30pm for only $15.


Cast and Artists

Artists

Director: Thom Pasculli
Stage Manager: Dina Klahn 
Assistant Stage Manager: Auriel Jones
Assistant Director: Claire Bauman
Vocal Specialist: Fides Krucker
Costume Design: Myron Elliott-Cisneros
Lighting Design: Ken Urbina
Sound Design: Cooper Forsman
Weapons Specialist: Michael Saubert

Cast

Nigel Brown
McCambridge Dowd-Whipple
Cooper Forsman
Dana Murphy
Katie Mazzini
Thom Pasculli
Alex Rodriguez

Photo by StudioFILMLOVE courtesy of Cricoteka

Running Time

70 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.

Running Time

70 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.