Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL

By: Mar. 12, 2019
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Prop Thtr is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL, a late-night, cabaret-style evening of multi-disciplinary live performances and a biting look at privilege and the things we take for granted. This new devised adaptation of Thomas Nashe's novella The Unfortunate Traveller is adapted and directed by Zach Weinberg and devised byThe Ensemble. 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL will play March 8 - April 15, 2019 at 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie and Addison) in Chicago's Avondale neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.propthtr.org. The press opening is Monday, March 11 at 8 pm.

The 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL Ensemble cast includes Zoë DePreta, Callie Harlow, Jourdan Lewanda, Isa Ramos, Joseph Ramski,Schanora Wimpie and Taylor Wisham.


It's a tough time right now. You deserve a vacation. Jack Wilton, self-appointed ally and recent returnee from traveling the world wants to give you one. He has transformed his recent vacation into a variety show depicting his adventures in a range of spectacular and crowd-pleasing styles, with everything from live music to a participatory game show. He's created a safe space where you can sit back, win a free beer, and enjoy an hour free from any political discussion. Over the course of the evening, the cracks begin to show in Jack's stories, his conduct, and the fabric of reality itself as the performing ensemble of six women work to bring Jack's stories to life and struggle within both a play and a society that profits off of their silence.

Comments adapter/director Zach Weinberg, "This piece is an attempt by a cadre of young artists to have it all; to dive into a deeply collaborative process and create something at once personal and political, entertaining and troubling, engaging and alienating, challenging the established social order and revealing the futility in fighting it, rigidly structured and terrifyingly loose. In an era where we have been forced into political obsession and are desperate both to constantly fight for our rights and find some relief from the onslaught of bad news, I'm driven to create a piece of art that captures and exploits that duality."

Artistic Director Olivia Lilley adds, "As the next show in my first season as Prop Artistic Director, I am so proud to introduce the cerebral and whimsical theatrical imagination of director/deviser Zach Weinberg and his devising ensemble. 2 Unfortunate 2 Travel promises to take us down a rabbit hole of the burning questions of our times, to entertain and to provoke hours of discussion afterwards."

Photo Credit: Evan Hanover

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Schanora Wimpie, Callie Harlow, Taylor Wisham, Jourdan Lewanda, Zoë DePreta and Isa Ramos

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Schanora Wimpie and Taylor Wisham with (back, l to r) Zoë DePreta, Callie Harlow, Jourdan Lewanda and Isa Ramos

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Jourdan Lewanda with (back, l to r) Schanora Wimpie, Taylor Wisham, Isa Ramos, Zoë DePreta and Callie Harlow

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Jourdan Lewanda

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Joseph Ramski

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Isa Ramos

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Zoë DePreta with (back) Joseph Ramski

Photo Flash: Inside Prop Thtr's 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL
Isa Ramos and Schanora Wimpie



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