After selling-out six-weeks of performances since opening on June 29, 2017, Broken Nose Theatre’s hit remount of AT THE TABLE is pleased to announce three additional weeks of performances, now extending August 6 – 26, 2017 at The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences.
Written by Michael Perlman and directed by Spenser Davis, the current production of AT THE TABLE features the full original cast: Echaka Agba, Benjamin Brownson, Jennifer Cheung, Evan Linder (though August 18), Adam Soule, Elise Spoerlein, Johnard Washington and David Weiss. Newcomer Bob Pantalone joins the cast in the role of Stuart from August 19 – 26, 2017.
A group of friends head out of the city on their annual weekend retreat. With no social media, no cellphones and no internet allowed, they are left with one thing to do… look up from their screens and talk to each other. And when the liquor starts flowing and the tongues start to loosen, no conversation is uneventful and no topic is off-limits. AT THE TABLE is bold and timely new comedy that explores what happens when a marginalized minority finally speaks up and those with privilege find themselves challenged for the first time. Who is invited to the table for what discussions, and what are we refusing to discuss at all?
The critically acclaimed AT THE TABLE returns after a sold-out run during its Chicago premiere last winter at Berger House Coach House. The production was recently honored with four 2017 Jeff Awards including Best Play, Best Ensemble, Best Director (Spenser Davis) and Best Supporting Actress (Echaka Agba).
Title: AT THE TABLE
Playwright: Michael Perlman
Director: Spenser Davis
Cast: Echaka Agba (Lauren), Benjamin Brownson (Leif), Jennifer Cheung (Sophie), Evan Linder (Stuart – through August 18), Bob Pantalone (Stuart – August 19 – 26), Adam Soule (Nate), Elise Spoerlein (Chris), Johnard Washington (Nicholas), David Weiss (Elliott).
Location: The Den Theatre (Upstairs Main Stage), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
Curtain times (beginning Sunday, August 6): Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 pm (note new curtain time); Sunday at 3 pm.
Extension Performance Schedule:
Sunday, August 6 at 3 pm
Thursday, August 10 at 7 pm*
Friday, August 11 at 7 pm*
Saturday, August 12 at 7 pm*
Sunday, August 13 at 3 pm
Thursday, August 17 at 7 pm*
Friday, August 18 at 7 pm*
Saturday, August 19 at 7 pm*
Sunday, August 20 at 3 pm
Thursday, August 24 at 7 pm*
Friday, August 25 at 7 pm*
Saturday, August 26 at 7 pm
*Note new curtain time.
Tickets: Pay-what-you-can. Tickets are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com.
The production team for AT THE TABLE includes: Taylor Horst (costume design), William Allen (lighting design) Devon Green (props design), Jennifer Aparicio (production manager), Liam Fitzgerald (technical director), JD Caudill (assistant director) and Rose Hamill (stage manager).
AT THE TABLE was hailed by Chicago critics during its original run:
“…one of the most riveting shows of the theater season and so juicy and apropos of life as
currently lived that nobody in the house… was anything other than rapt…”
– Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune!
– Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago
Highly Recommended! “One of the best shows you’re likely to see in 2017…”
– Alex Huntsberger, Newcity Stage
"Such an ensemble, they irresistibly suggested to me the early days of Steppenwolf… Broken Nose Theatre evokes that
venerable troupe's early days – the same attack, the same ease within the ensemble, the same take-no-prisoners aesthetic in choosing material."
– Kelly Kleiman, The Dueling Critics
About the Artists
Michael Perlman (Playwright) is a New York based writer and director. His directing credits include Goodspeed Opera House, Cleveland Play House, Trinity Repertory Company, Boise Contemporary Theater and Creede Repertory Theater. As Associate Director, notable credits include Fiasco Theater’s Into the Woods (McCarter Theater, The Old Globe, Menier Chocolate Factory and Roundabout Theater Company) and Noises Off (Roundabout Theater Company). Michael’s plays include From White Plains (GLAAD Media Award) and Flying on the Wing (NYFringe Outstanding Solo Show). Michael is an Associate Artist with both Fiasco Theater and Fault Line Theatre, proud to be a member of SDC, a Drama League Directing Fellow, and holds a BA from Brown University and an MFA from Brown/Trinity MFA Programs, where he has also served on faculty.
Spenser Davis (Director) is the Director of Programming for Broken Nose Theatre (BNT), where he has previously directed the world premiere of A Phase, several entries in the annual Bechdel Fest, and the Midwest Premiere of From White Plains, Michael Perlman's first full length play. His other credits include Strawdog Theatre, Otherworld Theatre, Mary-Arrchie, Tympanic, Pride Films and Plays, and First Floor Theatre, among others. He has assistant directed Shade Murray on three productions — The Divine Sister (Hell in a Handbag), Pilgrim’s Progress and 3C (A Red Orchid Theatre). A recent addition to The Factory Theater's ensemble, he also works around town as an actor and playwright.
BROKEN NOSE THEATRE s a Pay-What-You-Can company that develops and produces new work and seeks to
cultivate empathy, spark conversation and amplify underrepresented voices.
For more information, please visit brokennosetheatre.com.
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