Tree: Family Secrets Revealed in the Chicago Premiere of a New Drama
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The last date listed for Tree was Sunday May 1, 2011 / 3:00pm.
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A nursing home in northern Idaho is shutting down, making the futures of the longtime employees and three remaining patients uncertain. Even worse, Gerald, a 91-year-old patient suffering from Alzheimer's, has wandered off. The search for Gerald takes place in the midst of a record-breaking blizzard, but that's not the only crisis the staff is dealing with. This Midwest premiere by award-winning playwright Samuel D. Hunter and director Joanie Schultz -- the same team behind last season's The Whale -- is an emotional and funny look at life with plenty of unexpected twists. Learn More
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This is a great, compelling play. If you are in the Chicago area, do not pass it up before it closes!
If you live in a mixed-race family--or even if you don't--go to see this performance. The acting (only four performers) is superb. The play is a...continued
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“…intricate and highly-theatrical new work.” —BroadwayWorld.com
Read an interview with playwright Julie Hébert.
By Julie Hébert • Directed by Andrea J. Dymond
Julie Hébert’s provoking and powerful new play depicts three generations divided by race, culture, time, and place. A divorced chef, Leo, is caring for his aging mother with the help of his college-age daughter when Didi, a southern white woman, barges into their lives with a provocative cache of love letters. Written by her deceased father, the letters reveal a compelling family secret. In search of the truth, Leo must sift through the addled memories of his mother and surprising and contradictory stories. Eloquently melding realism and poetry, Tree fosters a deep, true conversation between people who are linked in many ways, but separated by race.