The Arc Theatre's THE THINGS WE KEEP to Run 2/4-28
The Arc Theatre is pleased to celebrate its permanent move to Evanston with the world premiere of THE THINGS WE KEEP by Artistic Director Mark Boergers*, directed by ensemble member Natalie Sallee*, playing February 4 - 28, 2016 at the Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. After six successful years of artistic residence at Shakespeare on the Ridge, The Arc Theatre expands its Evanston season with this exciting drama about family, art and repressed emotions. Tickets for THE THINGS WE KEEP are currently available at www.arctheatrechicago.org. The press opening is Friday, February 5 at 7:30 pm.
A locally famous collage artist sifts through the contents of her attic at the end of her life, revealing a family history rife with hidden turmoil. As her family returns home to settle her estate, old wounds are unearthed that were thought to be packed away. When emotions are archived like pieces of paper, what beauty could be salvaged from the remnants?
"The Things We Keep is a contemporary family drama that explores the aging process, complicated relationships and repressed emotions that can fester for years without absolution," comments playwright and Artistic Director Mark Boergers. "I wanted to write a play for theater artists showcasing the The Arc's deep creative process - which reveals complex themes and emotions. The Things We Keep is the perfect play to highlight our move to Evanston - a production that is so uniquely and personally 'Arc' in all of its facets, and allows us to expand our artistic discourse with the community at large."
The production team for THE THINGS WE KEEP to date includes: Alec Long (scenic design), Megan Turner (costume design), Jason Hiett (lighting design), Matt Reich (sound design), Cailin Short (head of design), Belinda Bing (production manager), Daniel Sappington (assistant director) and Adam Greye (stage manager).
*Denotes The Arc Theatre Company Member.