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  A Place In The Woods at Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage

A Place In The Woods

Profiles Theatre - The Alley Stage
4147 N. Broadway Chicago

In line with Gernand's previous work and the mission of The Fine Print, "A Place in the Woods" addresses compelling cultural phenomena of the present time (eg, gay rights, the rise of Alzheimer's) through a story driven by character and relationship. When his mother is found incoherent and wandering on a country road late one night, Shaun, a gay man living in Chicago, is called back to his childhood home in smalltown Indiana that he has all but abandoned. With his teenage son in tow, Shaun is forced to confront this present crisis, as well as a past trauma that won't stay hidden.

Presented by The Fine Print Theatre Company

Thru - May 4, 2014

Thursdays: 8:00pm
Fridays: 8:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00pm
Sundays: 3:00pm

Price: $25

Show Type: Drama

Box Office: 3129457966

  A Place In The Woods Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Reader - Somewhat Recommended

"...In his new play, given a solid if hesitant premiere by Fine Print, he concocts an equally galvanizing family crisis, but no central drama. Septuagenarian Linda is losing her mind and her home, and her Brady, her fuck-up son and caretaker, hardly cares. Estranged, responsible son Shaun arrives with loads of resentment, a troubled past, and his own adolescent son. While the plotting is somewhat formulaic, the charactersí volatile relationships produce many arresting scenes. But each two-person relationship becomes its own subplot, needlessly stalling the build to the climax."
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Justin Hayford

Theatre By Numbers - Recommended

"...Director Patrick Kenney's staging combined with Katie-Bell Springmann's set design created a situation wherein the audience is split in twain by a simple kitchen constructed primarily of white painted cardboard. It is this stark simplicity that calls attention to what is going on between the actors and heightens the importance of the words penned by Erik Gernand."
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Christopher Kidder-Mostrom

ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...The entire cast was quite engaging with particular fine work by Natasha Tsoutsouris and Jacob Bond, a Evanston High School junior. Bond sure has a nice future as an actor; he is polished and professional beyond his years! A Place in the Woods is most stage worthy."
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Tom Williams

Chicago Stage Standard - Recommended

"...This was my first Fine Print Theater Company production and while it took me too long to figure out their history and mission, the work is admirable. Any company dedicated to exclusively produce new works deserves praise, and working with a talented playwright who is on the rise will only improve their lot."

David Zak

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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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