Photo Flash: 33 TO NOTHING Opens Opens at A Red Orchid

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A Red Orchid Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Season with 33 to Nothing by Grant James Varjas, directed by Tyrone Phillips with music direction by John Cicora. The production features Ensemble Member Steve Haggard (Bri) with Aaron Holland (Gray), Jeff Kurysz (Barry), Amanda Raquel Martinez (Taylor) and Annie Prichard (Alex). 33 to Nothing runs April 6 - May 27, 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells in Chicago. Press performances are scheduled for Friday, April 13, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 at 3:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

Taking place during a real-time band practice, 33 to Nothing is a play that rocks hard and breaks hearts. Feeling the incessant call of adulthood, individuals begin to question their role in the ensemble. Ultimately begging the question: to break up or to build stronger? An anthem of forgiveness, loyalty and resilience when your world is being torn by the seams.

"Consider the people that made you feel like THIS is what you were meant to do; whatever THIS is," notes Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald. "Perhaps it was their love, some mutual admiration, an actual accomplishment or common fight. Grant's honesty, Tyrone's curiosity and their shared relentless compassion make me feel like 33 to Nothing is the current THIS that we were all meant to do. I am so excited for these artists and our audiences alike to consider what they are meant to do and how this shifts throughout our lives."

Tickets: $15-$25 previews, $30-$35 regular run. ($30 Thurs, $35 Fri, Sat, Sun)

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

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

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