Written by Christopher Shinn, directed by Nate Silver. The show runs February 19 – March 28, 2015 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are available via jackalopetheatre.org.
On a lonely Fourth of July in Hartford in 1996, June, a sixteen-year-old white boy, sneaks out for his first ever tryst with Joe, a closeted, married black man he’s met over the Internet. On the same night, just across town, studious high-schooler, Abigayle, escapes her ailing mother to go out with Dexter, a twenty-year-old low-level drug dealer. In and around the city, as America celebrates its independence, these two couples get to know themselves and each other, as they navigate the journey from strangers to intimates. In the stark landscapes of movie theatres, fast food restaurants, darkened churches, parking lots and public parks, they grasp for connection, but reveal the limits of desire, and the possibilities for transcendence.
The cast features Paige Collins (Abigayle), Robert Howard (Joe), Michael Kurowski (June), and Danny Martinez (Dexter). The production team for Four includes: Mike Mroch (scenic design),Cat Wilson (lighting design), Delia Ridenour (costume design), Andrew Rovner (sound design), Jamie Karas (props design), Jen Dorman (graphic design), Mikayla Pasquale (production stage manager), Emily Dillard (assistant stage manager), Erin Shea Brady (assistant director), Claire Sangster (master electrician), Sean Hughes (assistant sound design), Charlie O’Malley (dramaturg), Alex Hand (technical director), Elana Boulos (casting director), Danielle Stack (production manager), and AJ Ware (Artistic Director). The understudies are Alexander Gudding, Darren Jones, Robert Salazar, and Tiffany Williams.