CHICAGO – Random Acts Chicago (RA) and The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) are proud to present a one-night-only performance of Daughters of Ire, by TOTC Company Member Savanna Rae, directed by TOTC Artistic Director Carin Silkaitis, May 12 at Duffy’s Tavern & Grille, 420 W Diversey Pkway, Chicago, IL 60614. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and include your admission and open bar for Bud Light, Budweiser, and House Wine from 7:30pm – 10:30pm. Tickets may be purchased at www.buzzonstage.com. For more information, please visit www.randomactschicago.com
The modern storyteller (Rae, whom the Chicago Reader describes as a 'mesmerizing dynamo') and her ancient characters navigate and negotiate worlds characterized by violence. Daughters of Ire explores what it means to be women and men living in these worlds. The Hawk Chicago says, “you don’t want to miss one second.”
ABOUT SAVANNA RAE
Raised in Terre Haute, IN, Rae is a recent graduate of North Central College. TOTC credits include Others and The Hole (Workshop Production).Professionally, Rae has performed in Julius Caesar at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Ensemble) and inRichard III at Oak Park Festival Theatre (Jane Shore;u/s Queen Elizabeth). She recently played Tamora in The Titus Andronicus Projectwith The Home for Wayward Artists.
ABOUT CARIN SILKAITIS
A director and actor, Silkaitis has directed plays at North Central College, Theatre Conservatory at Roosevelt University, XIII Pocket, Stage 773, Music By The Lake, and Echo Theatre Co. Recent Chicago acting credits include: Chloe in Lips Together, Teeth Apart (Eclipse), Doctor Manor/Physician’s Assistant/Board Member 1 in Sons of the Prophet (American Theater Company), Dean Wreen inSeven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England (u/s with 2 full weeks of performance, Theater Wit), Clem inRaggedy And (Stage Left Theatre - Leapfest), Queen Margaret in Richard III (Oak Park Festival Theatre), Mama (and other roles) in Distracted (u/s American Theater Company), and Izzy in Rabbit Hole (u/s Goodman Theatre). Her favorite regional credits include: Love Letters, Dangerous Liaisons, and A Comedy of Errors. Silkaitis recently appeared in the SAG Feature FilmUnexpected, and has been busy acting in commercials, industrials, and voiceovers. She is the current Department Chair of Art and Theatre at North Central College.
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