Chicago - Out Alumni & Yale Black Alumni Association Theater Night

Chicago - Out Alumni & Yale Black Alumni Association Theater Night
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 6:30pm

Out Alumni and Yale Black Alumni Association Theater Night--Thursday, March 3, 2011

Join Out Alumni and the Yale Black Alumni Association on Thursday, March 3, to see A Twist of Water by Caitlin Montanye Parrish. Show takes place at the Theater Wit, starting at 6:30 with an open bar and 7:30 show; postshow talkback with writers and actors. Reduced tickets at $15 purchased before February 24; $25 after February 24 Use code outalumni online or when calling the box office at 773-975-8150. Suitable for middle school and up if you'd like to bring your kids and their friends; $15 at all times with a student card.

A Twist of Water centers on Noah, a gay, widowed history teacher, raising his adopted African-American daughter Jira alone in the wake of his husband’s death in a car accident. When Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah’s already grief-stricken and strained relationship with his child is pressed to the breaking point. As he struggles to hold on to and rebuild his family, a burgeoning new romance with a younger man serves to complicate matters, but may also be a saving grace. This world premiere introduces us to a seemingly non-traditional family, and at the heart of their story is our beloved city of Chicago, whose history and progress is the centerpiece of the play. A Twist of Water is a love letter to the Windy City, a deeply funny and profoundly touching story of fathers and daughters, and what it means to be a family. Variety and the Chicago Tribune have both marked A Twist of Water as a play to see this season!