Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE ), Chicago's only Equity theatre devoted to the work of women theatre artists, announces American Wee-Pie as the second production in its 2012-2013 Season of Reinvention. The production reunites the core artistic team from Rivendell's critically acclaimed 2009 world premiere of The Walls--RTE Resident Playwright Lisa Dillman and director RTE member Megan Carney. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
American Wee-Pie runs January 10 - February 16, 2013, at Rivendell's new performance venue, 5779 N. Ridge. Tickets for performances are $30 with the schedule Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale online at www.RivendellTheatre.org
or by phone, 773.334.7728.
Lisa Dillman's American Wee-Pie explores the story of a disenfranchised textbook editor (Kurt Brocker
) returning to his small midwestern hometown to bury his mother, having no reason to expect this visit might change his life. However, after a chance encounter with an old high school acquaintance (Jennifer Pompa), he finds himself pulled along on a journey of self-discovery-a personal renaissance that eventually transforms him from a lonely wrangler of commas and semicolons to an intuitive cupcake chef with a passion for making others happy one delicious confection at a time. American Wee-Pie is a big-hearted comedy about economic recession, career second acts, and the sometimes life-altering wonder of a small, good thing.