The Side Project, Chicago - January 2013

By Sean Graney


“Happily, in the world premiere of this stylized history play by Sean Graney, director Geoff Button and his extraordinary actors hit every mark… None of the folks involved lean too hard on the contemporary resonance of efforts to make peace with utterly unacceptable conditions, as a result of which you’ll hear those echoes for days afterwards.”

– Kelly Kleiman, Chicago Public Radio

“For all its political ramifications, this is not some dry academic treatise or obvious, condescending polemic. Graney’s script gives us dialogue laced with the humor of the mundane and of human folly, and it sparkles under Geoff Button’s insightful direction and the cast’s nuanced performances…There are some plays where simply experiencing each moment is a pleasure; this is one of them… I loved everything about this show, from the unique script to the top-notch performances and direction, to The Side Project’s intimate performance space.”

– Joy Campbell, Chicago Theater Beat

  • Directed by Geoff Button
  • Scenic and Props Design by Maria Defabo
  • Lighting Design by Jeff Glass
  • Costume Design by Kesey Ettman
  • Sound Design by Stephen Gawrit
  • Stage Managed by Rebecca Butler
  • Production Managed by Brian Ruby