A Midwest Premiere
by Resident Artist Neil LaBute
Directed by Guest Artist Jason Gerace
Featuring Acclaimed Chicago Actor John Judd
Edward Carr, an ordinary man, an adoring father of four and a successful business owner, sees his world shattered by the death of his beloved wife JoJo. Through his grief, he picks through his past, piecing together the story of his life, like the wrecks of the cars he so lovingly restores. In this fiercely passionate, unflinching and concise powerhouse of a play, LaBute explores the boundaries of love, and the extent of what society accepts as opposed to what the heart desires.
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Seating is on both sides of the stage, so the audience has a great view from anywhere in the theatre. Please arrive at least 20 minutes before showtime. Due to the intimate set-up for the theatre, there is no late seating. Profiles Theatre is a handicap accessible venue.
The Alley Stage
4147 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60613
DIRECTIONS AND PARKING INFO:
Profiles Theatre is conveniently located in the Uptown/Buena Park neighborhood, and very easily accessible by CTA or Lake Shore Drive.
If coming off of Lake Shore Drive, take Irving Park exit. Make a right on Broadway and continue North to 4147 N. Broadway
If coming off of 90/94, take Irving Park exit and head East to Broadway. Take a left on Broadway and continue North about 2 blocks to 4147 N. Broadway
A pay parking lot is conveniently located at 4100 N. Clarendon, one block east of Profiles for $14.00 (prices subject to change).
TRAIN: The SHERIDAN RED LINE STOP at Irving Park Rd & Sheridan is two blocks from the theatre. Head East on Irving Park Rd for 2 blocks. Turn left on Broadway, continue North to the theatre at 4147 N. Broadway.
BUS: #36 BROADWAY Bus stops right in front of the theatre, at the corner of Broadway and Buena. #80 IRVING PARK and #151 SHERIDAN are also nearby.
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Commissioned and produced by the Everyman Palace Theatre in Cork, Ireland as part of the city's Capital of Culture program, WRECKS premiered in 2005. In 2006, it received its American debut at the Public Theatre in New York, followed by an extended run. Both productions, directed by Neil LaBute, starred Ed Harris as Edward Carr.
This marks Profiles Theatre’s eleventh premiere by Neil LaBute, now a Resident Artist at Profiles. Previous productions include the World premiere of the revised stage version of IN THE COMPANY OF MEN (Jeff Nomination for Best New Adaptation), the American premiere of IN A FOREST, DARK AND DEEP and acclaimed Midwest premieres of REASONS TO BE PRETTY, THE MERCY SEAT, and FAT PIG.
Guest Director Jason Gerace, an Artistic Associate of American Theater Company, directed their production of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: THE RADIO PLAY since 2009, and also Associate Directed the World Premiere of THE BIG MEAL. Guest Artist John Judd marks his Profiles Theatre debut following recent appearances in MEASURE FOR MEASURE and THE ICEMAN COMETH at the Goodman as well as THREE SISTERS and CLYBOURNE PARK at Steppenwolf.
“It's so great to have another play safely in the hands of Profiles Theatre,” says playwright Neil LaBute. “I love this story and I am grateful to have a Midwestern home for this kind of material, where I know it will not only be taken care of but will be pushed to within an inch of its theatrical life and asked to pull its own weight in front of their very savvy audiences. Profiles does theater the way it was intended to be done: in your lap and in your face.”
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