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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID at AstonRep Theatre Company

The Edge Off Broadway

AstonRep Theatre Company Presents the Chicago Premiere of

WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID
by Sarah Treem
Directed by Sara Pavlak McGuire
https://www.astonrep.com/young

A smart and exciting story that will leave you on the edge of your seat with a renewed appreciation of woman’s rights.

In the early 1970s, before Roe v. Wade, before the Violence Against Women Act, Agnes has turned her quiet bed and breakfast into one of the few spots where victims of domestic violence can seek refuge. But to Agnes’s dismay, her latest runaway, Mary Anne, is beginning to influence Agnes’s college-bound daughter Penny. As the drums of a feminist revolution grow louder outside of Agnes’s tiny world, Agnes is forced to confront her own presumptions about the women she’s spent her life trying to help.

Run time: 2 hours, which includes one intermission

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SPECIAL CHICAGO THEATER GOERS MEETUP GROUP SPONSOR PRICE
TICKETS: $10.00

TICKETS ONLINE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/astonrep-theatre-company-presents-when-we-were-young-and-unafraid-tickets-305732142067
TICKETS BY PHONE: (773)[masked]
ENTER PROMO CODE: MEETUP

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING

ADDITIONAL TICKET BUYING NOTES:
• You are responsible for buying your own ticket.
• DO NOT RSVP YES until you have bought your ticket.
• REPEAT!! DO NOT RSVP YES until you have bought your ticket.
• PLEASE PURCHASE YOUR TICKET THROUGH ASTONREP THEATRE’S BOX OFFICE ONLY!!
It is the only way the theater keeps count of Meetup members attending, which directly affects future sponsorship! ENTER PROMO CODE: MEETUP

HOW TO FIND US
Come Early and Have a Drink and Socialize Before the Show! We will meet at theater at 2:15pm. Look for me in the lobby. I will be wearing a MEETUP Button. Event Host's contact details provided to attendees at a later date.

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Performances at The Edge Off Broadway located at 1133 W. Catalpa Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
https://www.edgetheater.com/see-a-show#directions-parking

DIRECTIONS AND PARKING
Taking the train?
• Take the Red Line, exit at Bryn Mawr, and walk 4 minutes south.
• Take the Red Line, exit at Berwyn, and walk 6 minutes north.
https://www.transitchicago.com/

Taking the bus?
• #36 Broadway: Running North and South, The Edge Off Broadway is right off of the Broadway & Catalpa stops.
• #84 Bryn Mawr: Running East and West, the Bryn Mawr & Broadway stop is about 4 minutes away from The Edge Off Broadway.
• #136, #147, #151: Running North and South, you can take these buses to the Sheridan & Catalpa stop- about 6 minutes from The Edge Off Broadway.
https://www.transitchicago.com/

PARKING
• Exit North Lakeshore Drive at Foster Ave. and drive 3 minutes to the theater.
• Pay for metered parking along Broadway for $2.00/hr. with a 2-hr maximum time limit. You can pay at the meters or use the ParkChicago app to pay and refill your parking meter from your phone. https://www.parkchicago.com/
• Use neighborhood street parking if no metered parking is available.

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ASTONREP THEATRE COMPANY IS A PROUD SPONSOR OF CHICAGO THEATER GOERS MEETUP GROUP

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THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company

Theater Wit

THE CHINESE LADY
by Lloyd Suh
Directed by Helen Young
Chicago Premiere
https://timelinetheatre.com/events/chinese-lady/

This story of the first Chinese woman to arrive in the United States unearths hidden history with humor and insight, asking us to explore the way we consider both ourselves and others.

Brought to the United States at age 14 from China in 1834 by enterprising American merchants, Afong Moy is put on display so the American public can get its first view of an authentic “Chinese Lady.” Over the course of 55 years, she performs an ethnicity that both defines and challenges her own views of herself, as she witnesses stunning transformations in the American identity. As these dual truths become irreconcilable, Afong must reckon with herself and the history of her new home with startling discovery and personal revelations.

During this piercing and darkly poetic portrait of America as seen through the eyes of a young Chinese woman, “this quiet play steadily deepens in complexity,” wrote The New York Times. “By the end of Mr. Suh’s extraordinary play, we look at Afong and see whole centuries of American history. She’s no longer the Chinese lady. She is us.”

Runs approximately 90 minutes, with no intermission

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TICKETS: $42.00

TICKETS ONLINE: https://sforce.co/3ksjgGb
TICKETS BY PHONE:[masked]

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING

ADDITIONAL TICKET BUYING NOTES:
• You are responsible for buying your own ticket.
• DO NOT RSVP YES until you have bought your ticket.
• REPEAT!! DO NOT RSVP YES until you have bought your ticket.

HOW TO FIND US
We will meet at theater at 7:15pm. I will be wearing a MEETUP Button. Look for me near the entrance to Theater One!

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Performances take place at Theater Wit (1229 W. Belmont Ave between Racine and Southport in Chicago’s Lakeview Neighborhood) where Shattered Globe Theatre is a resident company.
https://www.theaterwit.org/visit/location/index.html

PARKING:
Theater Wit has $8.00 parking in our lot across the street. To find the lot, drive through the alley directly opposite our front door. There is also limited non-metered street parking available on Belmont and Lakewood. Many of the neighborhood side streets are zoned in the evening starting at 10:00pm, but are available during matinees.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:
• EL: BELMONT Stop (Red, Purple or Brown). From the Belmont station, walk West three blocks to the theater. The neighborhood is quite well lit and very populated at all hours.
• BUS: #77 BELMONT Bus stops on Belmont 1/2 block from the theater. Bus schedules can be indeterminate, so you can visit the CTA website for schedule details. https://www.transitchicago.com/

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