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Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, presents the sixth show of its 2017 season... in a word. Written by former Chance Theater Resident Playwright Lauren Yee, in a word has received numerous awards and was recently named a New York Times Critic's Pick. Directed by Jocelyn A. Brown, in a word opens tomorrow, September 16, and continues through October 8 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the Fyda-Mar Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Today is the two-year anniversary of Fiona's son's disappearance, and she still can't come to terms with reality. The case is cold as ice, and the once hopeful Fiona now grapples with sadness, grief, and -- worst of all - bad puns. Her blase husband has moved on, the inept detective has given up, and the neighborhood kidnapper keeps introducing himself at the supermarket. In this emotional and comedic look at how tragedy can distort our speech and reality, ordinary words and turns of phrase take on new meanings as Fiona relives one fateful day. Surreal, funny, and potent, in a word explores the complexity of language and how it can impact the ways we see and feel about the world around us.

In addition to Brown, the production team for in a word includes scenic designer Christopher Scott Murillo (Dogfight), costume designer Bruce Goodrich (Seminar), lighting and projection designer Lily Bartenstein (Chance debut), sound designer Darryl B. Hovis (The Little Prince), and dramaturg Jocelyn L. Buckner (OTR New Play Series).

in a word features Chance Theater Resident Artist James McHale (Middletown), as well as returning artist Chance Dean (Jesus Hates Me), and Amanda Zarr in her Chance Theater debut.

Rachelle Menaker and Eddie Schuller are Executive Producers, Steve Brown is an Associate Producer, and Bette & Wylie Aitken are the Season Producers for the entire 2017 production schedule.

Call (888) 455-4212 or visit www.ChanceTheater.com for tickets and more information.

Photo Credit: Doug Catiller, True Image Studio

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Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
Amanda Zarr as Fiona and Chance Dean as Guy

Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
Chance Dean as Guy and James McHale as Man

Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
James McHale as Man and Amanda Zarr as Fiona

Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
Amanda Zarr as Fiona and James McHale as Man

Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
Amanda Zarr as Fiona and Chance Dean as Guy

Photo Flash: First Look at the So Cal Premiere of Lauren Yee's IN A WORD at Chance Theater
James McHale as Man and Amanda Zarr as Fiona



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