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how the world began

Written by Catherine Trieschmann


Directed by Keira Fromm

A Chicago Premiere!

Featuring RTE members Rebecca Spence and Keith Kupferer, with Curtis Edward Jackson

September 2 – October 10, 2015

“Highly Recommended…Topnotch” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“Gutsy…Wrenching…Recommended” – Kevin Green, New City

“Three Stars…Deftly Balanced…Intense” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune


Religion and science collide in a visceral examination of the way in which we navigate interpersonal relationships involving seemingly irreconcilable beliefs—and how hard it is to truly listen to one another in an increasingly polarized world. Looking to rebuild her fractured life, high school biology teacher Susan relocates from New York City to a small Kansas town reeling in the aftermath of a devastating tornado. Ready for more than a little culture shock, Susan finds herself unprepared for the firestorm that engulfs the town after she makes an off-handed comment about the origin of the universe.

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