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Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre

Performances run November 11 – December 11, 2022.

Interrobang Theatre Project (ITP) and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE) present the world premiere of Emily Schwend's riveting new drama A Mile in The Dark, directed by ITP Artistic Director and Rivendell Theatre Ensemble member Georgette Verdin, playing November 11 - December 11, 2022 at Rivendell Theatre, 5779 N. Ridge Ave. in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood.

Check out photos below!

Tickets are currently available at rivendelltheatre.org and interrobangtheatreproject.org or by calling (773) 334-7728. The press opening is Tuesday, November 15 at 7 pm.

The cast includes ITP Ensemble Members Laura Berner Taylor* and Matthew Martinez Hannon* and RTE Ensemble Member Keith Kupferer^+ with Liz Sharpe and William Anthony Sebastian Rose II.

Jess's stepmother Carol was a cheerful woman whose unexpected passing has left Jess searching for answers. Can something in Carol's life explain her untimely death? A Mile in the Dark is about the people we think we know but don't and the hard truth sitting in plain sight.

Director Georgette Verdin comments, "My introduction to Emily Schwend's work was through her award-winning play Utility, which I was fortunate enough to direct for Interrobang in the spring of 2019. Upon closing that successful run, I immediately started to dream up another collaboration with Emily. We settled on a world premiere of her play A Mile in The Dark, which was originally slated to be produced in Interrobang's 2020-2021 season. It is my great pleasure to have Interrobang and Rivendell joining forces to finally bring this piece to life. Unsettling questions are ablaze in A Mile in The Dark. Emily's self-described brand of eerie-naturalism pervades every aspect of this story to chilling effect. In this digital age, art can sometimes feel like a desperate grasping for dwindling attention spans, yet Emily's deft use of language and subtext, measured pace, and nuanced characters are on singular display in A Mile in The Dark."

The production team includes Lindsay Mummert (Scenic Designer), Gregory Graham (Costume Designer), Eric Watkins (Lighting Designer), Erik Siegling (Sound Designer), Richie Vavrina (Production Manager), Evan Sposato (Technical Director) and Wendye Clarendon* (stage manager).

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Keith Kupferer and Laura Berner Taylor

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Keith Kupferer and Laura Berner Taylor

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Keith Kupferer and Laura Berner Taylor

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor, Keith Kupferer and Liz Sharpe

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor and Liz Sharpe

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor and Matthew Martinez Hannon

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor and William Anthony Sebastian Rose II

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor, Keith Kupferer and Matthew Martinez Hannon

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor and Keith Kupferer

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor and Keith Kupferer

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Laura Berner Taylor and Keith Kupferer

Photos: First Look at A MILE IN THE DARK at Rivendell Theatre
Keith Kupferer


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