Venue Details

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Profiles Theatre
The Alley Stage & The Main Stage theater complex 4139 - 4147 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60613
773-549-1815
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Known for edgy contemporary often new works expertly done!
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If you drive there is no easy parking
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There's a pay lot at 4100 N. Clarendon for $10 - $11, one block east of the theatre
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5 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 19 2010

from the moment the play began it had my attention
the actors are amazingly fabulous... sooo believable... incredibly entertaining. i also saw killer joe at the royal... continued

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5 reviews
91 stars
attended Nov 12 2010

Including the most enterprising, inspired use of a gardening tool ever, Will Kern's Kid Sister offers audiences a close-up, wild ride through the lives of a dirt-poor,... continued

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44 reviews
31 stars
attended Nov 11 2010

The newspaper reviews and the (so far) one other Goldstar review are accurate. "Kid Sister" is not a happy story by any means, but there are quite a few funny moments.... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“All of the plays we’ve chosen for our 22nd season are fierce, provocative and ultimately controversial – all things audiences have come to expect from Profiles.” —Joe Jahraus and Darrell W. Cox
“Highly Recommended! A superbly cast, riveting, Chicago-style, slugfest shocker. This violent, pulpy show has so much raw theatrical juice, dispensed right in your face, you don’t so much exit the theater as stagger out onto Broadway, in search of a stiff drink. You never know where this wildly intense and unfettered show is going next. It cut me to the quick!” -Chicago Tribune
“Highly Recommended! Allison Torem’s turn as the alarmingly disturbed teen is as intense as it is relentless. _Kid Sister _has an aweless approach to the most vitriolic of human deeds and desires that elevates the production to one of the most piercing evenings of Chicago theatre of the decade!” -Showbiz Chicago

Description

Written by Will Kern

Directed by Profiles Artistic Director Joe Jahraus

Will Kern is best known for his play Hellcab, one of the longest-running shows in Chicago theatre history. Originally produced by Famous Door Theater Company in 1992, it ran for more than nine years.  Performed coast-to-coast and worldwide, Hellcab won numerous awards, including a Fringe First at the Edinburgh Festival.

“For anyone interested in tough, gritty storytelling in the classic Chicago style, Profiles Theatre is the place to be,” says playwright Will Kern. “I knew my play Kid Sister needed a strong, collaborative ensemble to really bring it to life, and they really delivered the goods. Ideas and creativity gushing out like water from a fire hydrant. I’m happy as hell with it."

Profiles Theatre has produced such recent smash hits as Jailbait by Deirdre O’Connor, Killer Joe by Tracy Letts and Graceland by Ellen Fairey.

The cast of Kid Sister features Profiles’ ensemble members Eric Burgher (Jailbait, Body Awareness_), Darrell W. Cox (Killer Joe, The Mercy Seat_) and Allison Torem (Great Falls, In A Dark Dark House).  The cast also includes Emily Vajda (Graceland) and Marc Singletary.