A Red Orchid Theater Presents US Premiere of Zinnie Harris' SOLSTICE, Now thru 2/23

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the U.S. premiere of Solstice, written by Zinnie Harris and directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The production will run today, January 9 - February 23, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.

In a war-torn world, in an unnamed city divided by a river-and religion, politics, and money- a devout candlemaker, his sick wife, and their son struggle to survive. When they learn of a plan for their side of the river to be mined for minerals, and, worse, that their son has taken drastic action against their oppressors, their lives dramatically change. Zinnie Harris' otherworldly play explores terrorism and a family attempting to keep a hold of their faith and each other in a world torn apart by violence and inequality-a world we often fear ours becoming.

Solstice features A Red Orchid Ensemble Members Larry Grimm and Kirsten Fitzgerald with Artistic Associate Steve Schine.

Tickets: $15 previews, $25-$30 regular run. ($25 Thurs, $30 Fri-Sun)

Box Office: Located at 1531 N. Wells Ave, Chicago, (312) 943-8722; or online www.aredorchidtheatre.org

Since 1993 A Red Orchid Theatre has been an artistic mainstay of the Chicago theatre community; known and praised for its powerful ensemble, creative design and its gripping, intimate productions. It was named Best Theatre of 2010 by Chicago Magazine. The resident Ensemble maintains the conviction that Live Theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit, and the 2013-2014 subscription season promises to bring Ensemble and audience even closer together.

A Red Orchid Theatre is: Lance Baker, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Dado, Mike Durst, Jennifer Engstrom, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Joseph Fosco, Steve Haggard, Mierka Girten, Larry Grimm, Karen Kawa, Karen Kessler, Danny McCarthy, Shade Murray, Brett Neveu, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers, Natalie West and Craig Wright.

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