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The Ruckus and Tympanic Theatre Announce Joint World Premiere Production of Scott T. Barsotti's BREWED

The Ruckus Theater, in conjunction with Tympanic Theatre Company, announces the the world premiere of Brewed as part of The Ruckus' fourth and Tympanic's sixth seasons. Created by playwright Scott T. Barsotti, the play will be co-produced by The Ruckus Theater and Tympanic Theatre Company in the early 2013. 

The Ruckus is partially funded by the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Tympanic Theatre Company is partially funded by a grant from the City of Chicago's Community Arts Assistance Program. 

In the world of Brewed, the task is stirring a pot…all day, every day. The six sisters don’t share the task as they once did. With Nannette busy racing stock cars and Roxette off doing her own thing, the others are left to shoulder the burden. But Paulette is fed up; Collette is clueless; and Babette, crippled in more ways than one, is volatile. Juliette does her best to maintain order and civility…for now. But why must they do this? When one of the sisters calls everyone together, old venom bubbles up and grievance flares, setting into motion an impossible moral struggle. A play about gatherings, sacrifice, and the dark art of obligation.

Scott T. Barsotti is a playwright and performer originally from Pittsburgh, PA. Scott’s original plays include KILL ME, THE REVENANTS, JET BLACK CHEVROLET, BREWED, McMEEKIN FINDS OUT, and YOUR TEACHER IS OUT TODAY, and have been performed at many theatres nationwide. His adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s THE BODY SNATCHER will receive its world premiere this fall at Brisbane Arts Theatre in Queensland, Australia; also in 2012, THE REVENANTS will be produced by Happy Medium Theatre in Boston, as well as New World Arts in Goshen, IN.  Scott will also be contributing to Tympanic Theatre Company’s DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE this spring.  His work has been seen at the New York International Fringe Festival, the Rhinoceros Theater Festival, and Collaboraction’s Sketchbook, and has been produced and/or developed by WildClaw Theatre, Curious Theatre Branch, Chicago Dramatists, The Route 66 Theatre Company, Pittsburgh Playwrights, Roundelay Theatre Company, Theatre Seven of Chicago, American Theatre Company, and The Visceral Company among others.  As an actor, Scott has appeared with WildClaw Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Curious Theatre Branch, The Mammals, WNEP Theater, Collaboraction, Pavement Group, and Victory Gardens.  Scott designed movement for the WildClaw production of KILL ME, and will be serving as movement director for Strawdog Theatre's upcoming production of 'The Duchess of Malfi.'  Scott is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatistshttp://scottbarsotti.wordpress.com.



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