A Red Orchid Theatre presents the world premiere of Grey House, written by Ensemble Member Levi Holloway and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Grey House runs October 10 – December 1, 2019 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells in Chicago. The press performance is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019 at 3:00pm and 7:30pm. Single tickets for Grey House go on sale Monday, September 9, 2019.
The cast of Grey House includes Ensemble Members Dado (The Ancient), Kirsten Fitzgerald (Raleigh), Travis A. Knight (Henry) and Sadieh Rifai (Max) with Sara Cartwright (Marlow), Haley Bolithon (A1656), Kayla Casiano (Bernie), Charlie Herman (The Boy) and Autumn Hlava (Squirrel).
(Top) Fitzgerald, Rifai, Knight, Bolithon; (Bottom) Cartwright, Herman, Dado, Hlava
The creative team for Grey House includes Kurt Boetcher (set design), Karen Kawa (costumes), Claire Chrzan and Mike Durst (lighting design), Jeffrey Levin (sound design) and Ryan Oliver and Brant McCrea (special effects). The creative team also includes Elena Sindler (music direction), Kristin Schmidt (ASL interpreter) and Christa Van Baale (stage manager).
“Although the play firmly sits in the horror genre, it’s a heartfelt story about a foster family’s love for one another in the face of pain and grief,” notes director Shade Murray.
After a brutal car wreck in the mountains of Oregon, a young couple seeks shelter from a blizzard in a small cabin. But the cabin’s seemingly innocent inhabitants: four children and their minder, quickly start to expose the couple's secrets, unmake everything they know about themselves, and hurl them towards a potentially sinister destination. Grey House is a new horror play about the gravity of the past, and the cruel inevitability of its pull.
Fact Sheet / Grey House
Title: Grey House
Written By: Ensemble Member Levi Holloway
Directed by: Ensemble Member Shade Murray
Featuring: Ensemble Members Dado (The Ancient), Kirsten Fitzgerald (Raleigh), Travis A. Knight (Henry) and Sadieh Rifai (Max) with Sara Cartwright (Marlow), Haley Bolithon (A1656), Kayla Casiano (Bernie), Charlie Herman (The Boy) and Autumn Hlava (Squirrel).
Creatives: Kurt Boetcher (set design), Karen Kawa (costumes), Claire Chrzan and Mike Durst (lighting design), Jeffrey Levin (sound design) and Ryan Oliver and Brant McCrea (special effects). The creative team also includes Elena Sindler (music direction), Kristin Schmidt (ASL interpreter) and Christa Van Baale (stage manager).
Dates: Previews: October 10 – 19, 2019
Press Performances: Saturday, October 19, 2019
Opening: Sunday, October 20, 2019
Schedule: Thursdays: 7:30 p.m
Fridays: 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays: 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sundays: 3:00 p.m.
Location: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Ave.
Tickets: $15-$25 previews, $30-$40 regular run.
($30 Thurs, $35 Fri & Sat Matinee, $40 Sat evening &Sun matinee)
Box Office: Located at 1531 N. Wells Ave, Chicago, (312) 943-8722; or online www.aredorchidtheatre.org
A Red Orchid continues the FLASHPASS. As always, FLASHPASS holders get reserved seats, ticket and date flexibility, no-fee ticket exchanges, discounts for friends & family tickets, and early access to events such as readings, panel discussions, and more. The Three-show FLASHPASS is $90 and includes one ticket to each of the 3 shows in our 27th Season, excluding Opening Night and designated Red Night Openings. The Preview FLASHPASS is $60 and includes one ticket to a preview performance of each of the 3 shows in our 27th season.
FLASHPASSes may be purchased from the Box Office at 1531 N. Wells Street, Monday through Friday from 12pm to 5pm, by telephone during office hours by dialing (312) 943-8722, or online at www.aredorchidtheatre.org. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date.
With our 27th season of ambitious and powerful storytelling, we continue to champion A Red Orchid Theatre’s Red League, which is a gift $1k or more, and the Founders Circle, which is a gift of $5k or more annually for a three-year pledge. These donors represent a community of our most committed and impactful cultural investors. Every profound and shocking moment on our stage is made possible through their critical annual contributions. Their philanthropic leadership fosters the development of raw and relevant work, creates a platform for our talented ensemble to reach new audiences, and ensures that A Red Orchid Theatre remains a source for honest, compassionate, and aesthetically rigorous theatre.
About A Red Orchid
A Red Orchid Theatre has served as an artistic focal point in the heart of the Old Town community of Chicago since 1993 and was honored with a 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Over the past 25 years, its Resident Ensemble has welcomed into its fold an impressive array of award-winning theatre artists with the firm belief that live theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit. A Red Orchid is well known and highly acclaimed for its fearless approach to performance and design in the service of unflinchingly intimate stories.
A Red Orchid Theatre is: Karen Aldridge, Lance Baker, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Dado, Mike Durst, Myron Elliott-Cisneros, Jennifer Engstrom, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Joseph Fosco, Mierka Girten, Larry Grimm, Steve Haggard, Levi Holloway, Karen Kawa, Karen Kessler, Travis A. Knight, Danny McCarthy, Jess McLeod, Shade Murray, Brett Neveu, Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, Steve Schine, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers and Natalie West.