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The Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This January

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute pieces curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns January 5-15, 2017.

This year's incarnation of the annual show will feature short plays, live literature, and improv comedy by The Gift and guests.

Tickets to TEN are $10 and are available for purchase at thegifttheatre.org or by calling 773-283-7071.


2017's TEN plays include:

A LITTLE FEAT

By Gift ensemble member Paul D'Addario

Directed by Phoebe Sullivan-Bing

Featuring Peter DeFaria and Lindsey Page Morton

BYE, CHUCK

By Eva Anderson

Directed by Lexi Saunders

Featuring Allie Long and Vincent Mahler

BUTTERFLIES IN THE MIDST

By Lekethia Dalcoe

Directed by Monty Cole

Featuring Gregory Fenner and Netta Walker

ARRANGEMENT FOR RED BICYCLE AND NO PIANO

By Gift ensemble member Will Eno

Directed by Gift ensemble member Marti Lyons

Featuring The Red Bicycle

THEY ARE DECIDED

By Gift ensemble member Ed Flynn

Directed by Gift ensemble member Darci Nalepa

Featuring Hannah Toriumi

LOVE, AMERICA

By Amina Henry

Directed by Samuel Roberson

Featuring ensemble member Jay Worthington & Becca Savoy

WARRIOR

By Jose Nateras

Directed by Vanessa Stalling

Featuring Christopher Michael Meister, Alexia Jasmene and Daniel Kyri Madison

giftED. THE NEW SULTANS

Directed by ensemble member Jay Worthington

Featuring Bryce Gangel and giftED. ensemble members Jacopo DeMartinis, Owen O'Malley and Declan Schliessman

And performances by improv team Natural Gas and giftLit, the literary extension and iteration of The Gift Theatre.


TEN runs January 5-15, Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. with additional matinees on Saturdays at 3:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue.

TEN, The Gift's annual kickoff celebration of world premiere ten-minute plays curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario takes place in January. The all-new season consists of three world premieres and kicks off in February with Mona Mansour's war-torn drama Unseen, directed by ensemble member Maureen Payne-Hahner (February 10-April 9), followed by Claire Kiechel's futuristic Pilgrims, co-directed by ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton and guest artist Jessica Thebus (June 2-July 30). The season closes with Janine Nabers' time-hopping love story A Swell in the Ground, directed by guest artist Chika Ike (October 13-December 10). Season subscriptions are available for as little as $75. The Gift subscribers ("Gifters") receive admission to three shows, free parking at Gale Street Inn, free admission to all Wednesday night "Natural Gas" improv shows and invitations to special subscriber-only special events. Subscribe at thegifttheatre.org or call 773-283-7071.

The Gift Theatre is conveniently located at 4802 N. Milwaukee in Chicago's Jefferson Park neighborhood, and is easily accessible by the CTA Blue Line, the Lawrence and Milwaukee Avenue buses and the Kennedy Expressway. For more information about The Gift Theatre's productions and programs, visit thegifttheatre.org.



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