Shattered Globe Theatre and Interrobang Theatre Project Announces This Wide Night
Shattered Globe Theatre, in association with Interrobang Theatre Project, is pleased to welcome back audiences this fall with the Chicago premiere of Chloe Moss's drama This Wide Night, directed by ITP Artistic Director Georgette Verdin, playing October 8 - November 13, 2021 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood.
Lorraine, released from prison after twelve years inside, treks to her former cellmate Marie's new flat. Marie, dodgy and ashamed of their shared past, hesitates to welcome Lorraine back into her life. But no one makes Marie laugh like Lorraine. Can two friends, uniquely bonded by their former circumstances, find belonging in each other once more? This gutsy story of female friendship and winner of the 2009 Susan Smith Blackburn prize is inspired by real accounts of women in a UK prison. This Wide Night holds and humanizes two formerly incarcerated women in an isolated studio that may or may not be equipped for real freedom.
Comments Director Georgette Verdin "I believe audiences will find this play even more resonant after living through a pandemic for over a year. We've been forced to reinvent our day-to-day, find new purpose and manage our anxiety as we navigate this strange new world. Much like Lorraine and Marie, we too have a whole new understanding of the devastating toll that loneliness and isolation take on one's body and soul, as well as the light and laughter that can stem from any hardship."
The production team includes Sotirios Livaditis (scenic design), LaVisa Williams (costume design), Trey Brazeal (lighting design), Christopher Kriz+ (original music and sound design), Rachel Watson (props design), Gaby Labotka (fight director and intimacy director), Elise Kauzlaric (dialect coach), Mason-Vivit Consulting Group (EDI consultants), Alexis Ward (assistant director, Covid compliance officer), Richie Vavrina (production manager), Nick Chamernik (master electrician), Tina M. Jach (stage manager) and Becca Smith (assistant stage manager).