Great Falls: Midwest Premiere of Lee Blessing's Bittersweet Play from Profiles Theatre
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Hellcab circles back to its beginnings as Paul Dillon, the original Cabbie from the 1992 world premiere, returns with a cast of 34 to star in this holiday comedy-drama at Profiles Theatre. In 1997, Dillon played the same role in the feature film version of Hellcab, leading a cast that included Julianne Moore, John Cusack, Gillian Anderson and John C. Reilly. Playwright Will Kern's landmark work follows a cab driver on the longest night of his life as he transports a bizarre and mysterious collection of customers through the gritty streets of Chicago. A former cab driver himself, Kern draws from personal experience to create this alternately frightening, hilarious and poignant journey. Profiles artistic director Darrell W. Cox returns to direct. Learn More
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I LOVED Great Falls. The story was so real and engaging, and the writing was just beautiful. The acting was wonderful, and the small theatre really did the play justice. It was a fantastic show, and I've been recommending it to everyone I know.
Quotes & Highlights
- "Great Falls is an appealing, Chicago-style show. You'll find this a moving piece that really sticks with you. It's Darrell W. Cox's best acting!" --Chicago Tribune
- "Great Falls features an astonishing performance by Allison Torem, an actress of dazzling skill, fierce emotional honesty and breathtaking sophistication!" --Chicago Sun-Times (Recommended)
- "Lee Blessing's play is both incisive and devastating, and the same can be said of Profiles' production!" --Time Out Chicago (Highly Recommended)
- "Joe Jahraus' stark midwest premiere for Profiles Theatre is superb!" --Chicago Reader (Highly Recommended)
<p>Profiles Theatre continues its 20th Anniversary Season with the Midwest Premiere of the acclaimed new comedy-drama Great Falls by Lee Blessing, directed by Profiles Artistic Director Joe Jahraus.
</p> <p>Great Falls follows a stepfather and teenage stepdaughter on a road trip across the American West. Mr. Blessing reveals the strained nature of their relationship as they attempt to make sense of who they are to one another now. The realities of their shattered connection unfold in this acclaimed new play.</p> <p>Profiles' production will be the Midwest premiere of Great Falls. It received its World premiere at the 2008 Humana Festival of New American Plays and was a festival favorite. Profiles' production marks only the second production of this new play from one of the most accomplished writers in modern American Theatre.</p> <p>"We're thrilled to be producing our first play by such a highly praised and prolific playwright as Lee Blessing," says Profiles Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. "Great Falls is so touching, funny and beautifully written, it's quickly become my favorite work by Mr. Blessing. And after the wonderful chemistry they created for 'In a Dark Dark House', I can't imagine a better pairing for this story than Darrell W. Cox and Allison Torem."</p>