Adjusted Realists Bring CHICKENS IN THE YARD to Brooklyn's JACK

Adjusted Realists, a company devoted to telling theatrical stories about slightly unhinged worlds, is thrilled to present CHICKENS IN THE YARD, written by Paul Kruse and directed by Will Taylor. CHICKENS IN THE YARD begins performances on Wednesday, June 28 for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 16. Press Opening is Friday, June 30 at 8 PM.

The performance schedule is Thursday - Sunday at 8 PM with added performances on Wednesday, June 28 at Monday, July 10 at 8 PM. There are no performances on Saturday, July 1 and Sunday, July 2. Performances are at JACK (505 1/2 Waverly Ave, between Fulton and Atlantic; C/G train to Clinton/Washington) Tickets are $25. For tickets and more information, call Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006 or visit visit

In a rural home outside of Pittsburgh, a gay couple feels their future tugged in opposing directions by career prospects and family tensions. But CHICKENS IN THE YARD is no conventional domestic drama. Echoing every emotional beat in this gently expansive work are the lives of the farm's chickens -- intense, inscrutable, and sneakily as human as their human counterparts. As the spotlight shifts between man and fowl, CHICKENS IN THE YARD scratches at the thin skin of contemporary relationships, with parallel creatures yearning for love and normalcy in a deeply abnormal world.

The cast features Maggie Low (Off Broadway's Catholic School Girls), Jeremiah Maestas (Macbeth, dir Jack O'Brien, at Lincoln Center Theater), Roger Manix ("True Blood" on HBO), and Sangi Varsano (The Wolves with Clubbed Thumb).

The design team includes Jeff Hinchee (scenic and costume design); AaRon Porter (lighting); and Adrian Bridges (sound).

Paul William Kruse (playwright) is a founding member and the resident playwright of Hatch Arts Collective. His work flows from his queer identity, Catholic roots, and ever-evolving experience of family. He is excited to join the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin starting Fall 2017.

Will Taylor (director) is a director/choreographer whose eclectic work includes new works at Denver Center Theater, The Flea, The Tank, The PIT, Second City, NYMF, Exit Pursued By A Bear and 54 Below. Will created the dance show, On One Condition, challenging choreographers with unusual tasks. Graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.

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