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Yen

by Anna Jordan

directed by Elly Green

March 21 – May 5

Playing Thursday, March 21 at 8:00 pm
Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.
Run Time: 2 Hours (with one intermission)
London, now. Two practically feral teenaged brothers live alone in their filthy flat with a dog named Taliban, perpetually bathed in the blue glow of their screens, playing video games, watching porn, waiting for the occasional visit from their mother, and surviving. But when a strange neighbor girl barges through the door, the boys’ little blue world begins to change color. Raven brings Anna Jordan’s savage, unrelenting drama to Chicago for the first time. A play about growing up, opening the windows, and letting in the light. Content Advisory: Contains themes of sexual violence.
 

Reviews

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    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
    "...a kind of reconstructive take on Chicago-style intensity; the acting work here is all first-rate."

    Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
  • RECOMMENDED
    "Masterfully directed."

    Lauren Katz, Picture This Post
  • RECOMMENDED
    "Fearlessly directed."

    Ben Kaye, Newcity Stage
  • HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

Cast

Reed Lancaster as Hench
Jesse Aaronson as Bobbie
Tiffany Bedwell as Maggie
Netta Walker as Jennifer

Understudies

Brandon Nelson (Hench)
Nate Elfant (Bobbie)
Lizzie Bourne (Maggie)
Anastacia Narrajos (Jennifer)

Creative Team

Director Elly Green
Stage Manager Alex Meyer
Set Designer Joe Schermoly
Costume Designer Alexis Chaney
Lighting Designer Claire Chrzan
Sound Designer Aaron Stephenson
Props Designer Leah Hummel
Dialect Coach Eva Breneman
Fight Choreographer Sam Hubbard
Assistant Director A.J. Roy
Assistant Stage Manager Alyssa Maldonado
Dramaturg Giulianna Marchese
Casting Director Lynn Baber
Technical Director Johnnie Schleyer

Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.