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Orange Lemon Egg Canary to Run through May 18 in Chicago


Uma Productions will present the Chicago premiere of Orange Lemon Egg Canary by Obie Award-winning playwright Rinne Groff, April 18 through May 18, 2007 at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division in Chicago
"Orange Lemon Egg Canary
is a magical exploration of the cheap tricks, smoke and mirrors and bonds of faith in modern romance. Great, a  renegade magician with a mysterious legacy finds more than meets the eye in his sexy new assistant Trilby, who pursues him for the truth of his past and the truth behind his tricks. This funny, quirky modern love story has plenty of disappearing coins, floating objects, and the infamously dangerous and thrilling "chick-on-a-stick." Not to mention a lovely assistant who talks a lot for being a dead woman – all experienced amid one of Uma's fantastical 'umavironments,'" according to press notes.
Orange Lemon Egg Canary stars Uma company members Anne Adams and Stephanie Jacobs and artistic associate Elaine Robinson, with Laura Hooper, Brian Petsos, Vincent Teninty, and Dennis Watkins. 
Orange Lemon Egg Canary is written by Obie Award-winning playwright Rinne Groff and directed by Mikhael Tara Garver, the Artistic Director of Uma Productions. The design team includes: artistic associate Brian Sidney Bembridge (scenic design), artistic associate Scotty Iseri  (sound design), Aly Greaves (costume design), Ben Wilhelm (lighting design), Jeniffer Thusing (props design) and Dennis Watkins(magic design).   
Rinne Groff is a playwright and performer. Her plays, including Jimmy Carter was a Democrat, Orange Lemon Egg Canary, Inky, The Five Hysterical Girls Theorem, and The Ruby Sunrise, have been produced by the Public Theater, Trinity Rep, Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, Target Margin, Clubbed Thumb, and Andy's Summer Playhouse, among others. Groff is a founding member of Elevator Repair Service Theater Company and has been a part of the writing, staging, and performing of their shows, both in the U.S. and on European tour, since the company's inception in 1991. A recipient of the Whiting Writers Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Ms. Groff was trained at Yale University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. 

Orange Lemon Egg Canary  plays the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division, April 18 through May 19, 2007. The performance schedule is as  follows: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 pm. Please note: There will be a 7:30 pm show on Wednesday, April  18; there will be 6 pm performance on Sunday, April 22 (there will not be a 3 pm performance this day).  There will also be an added performance on Saturday, May 12 at 3 PM. 
Tickets for Orange Lemon Egg Canary cost $15 (Thursdays & Sundays) and $20 (Fridays and Saturdays). The preview performance on Wednesday, April 18 is priced at $5. A special celebration performance on Sunday, April 22 is priced at $30 and includes an after-party at Adobo Grill Wicker Park. The "Theatre Thursday" performance on April 26 is priced at $20 and includes a pre-show reception and refreshments. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. 

Tickets are available by calling Uma Productions at (773) 347-1375, online at or through Hot Tix. 

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