JANUARY 31 – FEBRUARY 29, 2020
ROAN @ THE GATES
Written by: Christina Telesca Gorman*
Directed by: Lexi Saunders
Nat is an outspoken civil rights attorney; Roan, the quiet one, is an NSA analyst who isn’t even allowed to tell her wife the location of her next business trip. A long-time couple confronts questions about their marriage they never thought to ask as their personal relationship collides with national security. “Timely, thought-provoking play.” – Broadway World NJ. “Clever staging concepts, and Edward Snowden-like, no-way-out, dilemma resonates.” – San Francisco Examiner. To learn more, read our Artistic Director’s note and Backstage Guide.
*Ensemble member or Artistic Affiliate of American Blues Theater
Jan 31 – Feb 29
(773) 654-3103 box office & for groups 6+
- Thursday: 7:30pm
- Friday: 7:30pm
- Saturday: 3:00pm & 7:30pm
- Sunday: 2:30pm
Additional shows on 2/5 & 2/17 @ 7:30pm; 2/27 @ 2:30pm.
No shows on 2/1 or 2/8 @ 3pm; nor 2/22 or 2/29 @ 7:30pm
- Duration: 75 min; no intermission
- Location: Stage 773 at 1225 W Belmont Ave
- Ticket price: $19-$39
- Recommended for ages 14+
- Blues Views: we offer free post-show discussions on Sunday
“Barrie and Bracey, both excellent actors…throw their considerable talents into this show.” – Chicago Tribune
“Magnificent show!” – Chicago Reader
“Truly memorable performances” – Newcity
Highly Recommended – Windy City Times
“Powerful script!” – Rescripted
“Fascinating and absorbing” – PicksInSix
“Terrific…relevant to today’s world” – American Blues patron
“Commendable is director Lexi Saunders’ deft use of technology” – Newcity
“Design team is as solid as the actors.” – Chicago on Stage
“If subjects of realism, inclusivity, & urgency are of interest to you, catch [this] production while you can!” – Picture This Post
CAST: Brenda Barrie (Roan) and Jasmine Bracey (Nat).
PRODUCTION TEAM: Christina Telesca Gorman* (playwright), Lexi Saunders (director), Sarah E. Ross* (scenic), Jared Gooding* (lighting), Lily Walls* (costumes), Eric Backus* (composer / sound), Amanda Barth (props), Charlie Baker (intimacy) and Shandee Vaughan* (production & stage manager).
We raise awareness of other non-profit organizations’ great causes through creative collaborations. We’re proud to partner with Northwestern University’s The Family Institute, University of Chicago’s Computer Science graduate students, CPS, and Center on Halsted. We’re proud to announce our “Pediatric Previews” that donates proceeds of preview performances to children’s hospitals.
MORE INFORMATION ON ROAN @ THE GATES
Insightful response to this poignant and important show!
Read the incredible response to the Chicago premiere of ROAN @ THE GATES.
Learn about our free community service and events for the audience.
Read about our free events for audiences of ROAN @ THE GATES.
Read the cast and creative team’s biographies for ROAN @ THE GATES.
Inside look at ROAN @ THE GATES – read interviews, see designs, & learn more about the production.
This play’s drama teeters on the balance between marriage vows and the required oath to the Constitution by some federal employees.
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