Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Discounts available for students, seniors and groups. Mental health and theatre industry discount tickets available on April 9 and 15.
This WORLD PREMIERE created in collaboration with students from the University of Illinois at Chicago features the remarkable true stories of six Americans of Asian and Middle Eastern descent. Even in the face of such challenges as depression, suicide, disability and abuse, they find glimmers of light, of hope, of transcendence.
Director: Reshmi Hazra Producer and Curator: Brighid O'Shaughnessy Production Manager: Jenni Shine Stage Manager: Deanna Fiorentino Lighting Designer: Mac Vaughey Sound Designer: Matt Kiendrowski Art Exhibit Curator: Meredith Siemsen Featured Lobby Artist: Ghaith S. Jarew Casting Associate: Stephanie Diaz
Featuring Gordon Chow, Wannapa Pimtong-Eubanks, Kroydell Galima, Rula Gardenier, Susaan Jamshidi, Adam Poss, and Scott Shimizu
Adapted for the stage by Norman Chen, Jialin (Camille) Li, Ana Sofia Lupu, Brighid O'Shaughnessy, Kruti Parikh, Gessa Suboc and Chun-Shan (Sandie) Yi
This show is made possible by the UIC Asian American Studies Program and the UIC AANAPISI Initiative, which is fully funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving-Institutions Program. It is also partially supported by the Kiran Bavikatte Foundation, the Asian American Suicide Prevention Initiative (AASPI), The MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Important Information Please note that latecomers will be asked to wait for an appropriate time to enter the house and then directed to seats at the discretion of the House Manager. DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE PROGRAMMING, ANYONE ARRIVING MORE THAN 10 MINUTES AFTER THE SHOW START TIME WILL NOT BE SEATED.
THE CUBS WILL BE PLAYING ON TUESDAY NIGHTS 4/9 & 4/16, SO YOU'RE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO TAKE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.
Location/Directions The Small, Dark Room is performed in the Hoover-Leppen Theatre, located in the heart of Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood on the third floor of Center on Halsted (3656 N. Halsted Street). It's accessible to the Red Line "El" and several major buses. If driving, you may find metered street parking on Halsted Street or Waveland Avenue, or you can park in one of the area lots at 808 W. Addison Street and 848 W. Addison Street.> Go to Center On Halsted website for more details.
About Erasing the Distance Founded in 2005 and seen by more than 40,000 people, Erasing the Distance is a not-for-profit arts organization that sheds light on mental health issues through theatre. For more information, visit www.ErasingTheDistance.org.
Hoover-Leppen Theatre at Center on Halsted (View)
3656 N. Halsted Street, 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60613