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Cold Town / Hotline

by Eli Newell

directed by Eli Newell

November 30 – December 22

Playing Saturday, November 30 at 7:30 pm
Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.
Run Time: 80 Minutes

December, 1983.  Five volunteers have come together to answer calls for a hotline created to help fellow Chicagoans cope with the holiday blues. But with a record-breaking cold front sweeping across Chicago, these good samaritans are forced to hunker down for a long night together. When an unexpected visitor bursts through the doors, everyone must work to embody the season’s most valuable lessons and transform their humble hotline into a home for the holidays.

Making its world premiere at Raven Theatre, COLD TOWN / HOTLINE is a heartwarming comedy about what it means to be a family and the complex truths behind the adage: “It’s better to give than to receive.”


$30 Adults, $20 Kids 18 & Under, $25 Adult Groups

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Robin Margolis as Sheila
Jeanne T. Arrigo as Betty
Caroline Chu as Annie
Dennis Garcia as Larry
Sam Linda as Bruce
Jonah Kaufman as Sherman

Creative Team

Written by Eli Newell
Director: Eli Newell
Assistant Director: Harley Kirchhoff
Stage Manager: Megan Gray
Assistant Stage Manager: Michelle Housh
Dramaturg: Larkin Sackett
Costume Designer: Gianna Charron
Lighting Designer: Seth Torres
Sound Designer: Eric Backus
Set Designer: Milo Bue
Technical Director: Nick Peebles
Scenic Artist: Eileen Rozycki
Master Electrician: Liz Gomez
Artistic Producer: Cole von Glahn

Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.