Emergent Theatre's COYOTE ON A FENCE Continues thru 10/27
Only two weekends left to catch Emergent Theatre Company's critically acclaimed production of Bruce Graham's COYOTE ON A FENCE, directed by Mikey Laird, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave Chicago, IL 60622; (773) 609-2336.
Performances through October 27th, 2013; Fridays & Saturdays: 7:30PM Sundays: 3:00PM. Tickets are $25 for Adults and $20 for Seniors and Students with proper ID. Tickets are available by calling 773.729.7294 or online at https://secure.buyplaytix.com/emergenttheatre/reserve/coyote_on_a_fence.html
COYOTE ON A FENCE tells the story of John Brennan, a middle-aged, educated and serious man. As editor of The Death Row Advocate, John is responsible for writing the obituaries of prisoners that have been executed. Bobby Reyburn is an illiterate, likeable, funny young man who loves to do impressions. What could these 2 very different men possibly have in common? Both sit on death row for very different crimes. Brennan for having kicked a drug dealer to death, and Reyburn for having been convicted of a horrific, almost inconceivable crime simply because God told him to. Thought-provoking and honest, Coyote on a Fence is not afraid to ask difficult questions regarding the death penalty and good vs evil. It provides no easy answers or judgments, choosing instead to leave the viewer to rethink or justify his or her own opinions on both. It is a gripping, in-your-face drama that is sure to stay with one long after they have left the theatre.
Mikey Laird directs Jim Saltouros as John Brennan, Casey Kells as Bobby Reyburn, Lisa Stran as Shawna DuChamps and Peter Goldsmith as Sam Fried. COYOTE ON A FENCE is Produced by: Jim Saltouros; Stage Managment: Marlana Carlson; Set Designer/Graphics; Lauren Angel-Nichols; Lighting Designer: Gina Patterson; TD/Head Carpenter: John Ofori; Sound Design: Isaac Nichols.
"Tell me a story." These words have been uttered by children and adults alike since the beginning of time. There's something magical about stories. They capture our imagination, educate our minds, and inspire us to action. Stories provide humor, evoke outrage, and impart wisdom. They have the power to hold a culture in place or cause it to change. Through the telling of stories we realize and share our hopes and dreams, confront and conquer our deepest and darkest fears, and attempt to understand, explain and celebrate the human condition. Through the telling of stories we seek to find the thread that connects us all.
The search for this thread, coupled with our love and respect for story, were the driving forces that led to the birth of Emergent Theatre in 2010. After years of being fortunate enough to lend a hand in the realization of others' artistic visions, we felt it was time we acted upon our desires to tell the stories we wanted to tell, in a manner we felt they should be told.
So whether we make you laugh, cry, frighten, or keep you guessing, our hope is that, in the end, we will have made your experience an enjoyable one. We invite you to take some time out of your busy lives and come join us. We'd love to tell you a story. For more information visit www.Emergenttheatre.org.