NO WAKE Replaces COPS AND FRIENDS OF COPS in Route 66's 2016 Season
Route 66 Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere of No Wake by William Donnelly, directed by Kimberly Senior, and the world premiere of Quiver by Jenni Lamb, directed by Frances Limoncelli, during its seventh year as a company and third year as a resident company at Greenhouse Theater Center. The previously announced Cops and Friends of Cops by Ron Klier has been postponed due to scheduling.
In No Wake, Nolan and Rebecca have moved on since their divorce-she to a new husband and he to a series of failed relationships. However, when an unexpected tragedy brings them back together, they're forced to navigate a web of grief and guilt that leads to tears, laughter and ultimately, hope. At once deeply touching and filled with humor, No Wake takes an honest look at the grieving process and the unexpected consequences it can bring. No Wake features Lia Mortensen, Raymond Fox and Artistic Director Stef Tovar.
Jenni Lamb's Quiver, the winner of Route 66's inaugural new play development workshop Test Drive, will be directed by Frances Limoncelli. Quiver tells story of twin siblings Adam and Diane's annual bow hunting trip, which is interrupted when Cassie, Adam's wife, arrives with their daughter, Pearl, who has been suspended from school for drinking. Cassie leaves it to Adam to watch over Pearl for the week and keep her out of trouble. She also leaves Adam with the task of telling Pearl that their marriage is ending. The play explores our relationship to our surroundings and habitat. It also delves into the way we experience the end of relationships, childhood, and life itself. Performances begin in Spring 2016. Quiver features Kirsten Fitzgerald. Additional casting announced soon.
After receiving over 330 submissions in its first year, Route 66 will begin taking submissions in November 2015 for a March 2016 Test Drive workshop, curated by Limoncelli.