The Gift Theatre Premieres Andrew Hinderaker’s DIRTY, Opening 9/20

The Gift Theatre has announced the upcoming world premiere of Dirty by Andrew Hinderaker, the Joseph Jefferson-nominated writer and director of Suicide, Incorporated and I Am Going to Change the World on September 20, 2012. In an incisive look at misplaced societal priorities, a young husband finds he can no longer stomach his lucrative but soul-deadening career. When he and his pregnant wife concoct a business plan that will make them millions while allowing them to help those in need, he believes he's discovered his calling. So why does everyone think his new venture is viler than the last? A blend of satirical humor, Hendrix, and hardcore porn, Dirty explores philanthropy and family values in this cutthroat country we call home.

The Gift Theatre will welcome Hinderaker as a new ensemble member. Lauded as “one of Chicago’s most interesting and provocative young writers” by Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune, Hinderaker’s work has been staged in multiple productions in New York, Chicago and elsewhere. He has received national recognition for his plays and screenplays, including a 2010 Jeff Award best play nomination for Suicide, Incorporated. The Gift Theatre production of Dirty is directed by Jonathan Berry, who also helmed the New York production of Suicide.

Dirty will run from September 13 to November 18, 2012, at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30, and Sunday matinees at 2:30

Previews: September 13-16
Press opening: September 17
Public opening: September 20
No performances October 18-21.

The cast of Dirty includes Gift Theatre ensemble members Hillary Clemens, Paul D’Addario and Michael Patrick Thornton and guest artists Atra Asdou, Tom Hickey, Mouzam Makkar, Darci Nalepa and Cyril Smith.

Production staff for Dirty includes Michael Stanfill, Lighting and Projections Designer; Sally Dolembo, Costume Designer; Courtney O'Neill, Set Designer; Christian Gero, Sound Designer; and Taree Chadwick, Stage Manager.
Tickets are $30 for Thursday, Fridays and Saturday performances, $25 for Sunday matinees. Student, Industry and Senior tickets are $20, good for Sunday performances only. Group rates are available for parties of ten or more. Call the theatre box office at (773) 283-7071 or buy tickets online at


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