World Premiere Dark Comedy McMeekin Finds Out at Victory Gardens
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The last date listed for Route 66 Theatre Company Presents McMeekin Finds Out was Sunday November 7, 2010 / 2:00pm.
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In this powerful drama, the ultimate confrontation between two mothers in South Side Chicago comes as part of the aftermath of a tragic murder. Loosely based on actual events, The Gospel of Lovingkindness tells the story of a young man murdered for a new pair of shoes. His mother, Mary, struggles to put her life back together after his death, only to encounter the mother of his killer. This poetic and potent story examines the too-true reality of a community defined by class, race, gang violence and the church. Learn More
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Working-class Pittsburgh parents Guy and Pam McMeekin are recovering from a car wreck which left Guy’s hands, and Pam’s legs, in casts. Stuck at home since the event, they’ve started to drive each other up the wall (especially since Guy has taken to waxing philosophic about life, and of course, football.). What would normally be an uneventful Sunday watching the Steelers takes an unexpected turn when the McMeekin’s seventeen-year-old daughter Carla comes home from an out-of-control party and tells her parents she thinks she has done something bad...something very bad. What follows includes a football, an interrogation, a taser, a hammer, a lot of duct tape, and a hilarious family of characters sorting out the truth the best way they know how. What transpires is a laugh-out-loud dark comedy with a strong Pittsburgh flavor.
McMeekin Finds Out is the first show of the first full season presented by Route 66 Theatre Co., a Chicago-based theatre company that chooses plays and musicals rooted in the stories of Americana but with a “Chicago Style”: frank in their execution and bold in their conception.