Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
A World Premiere by Tuckie White
Directed by Azar Kazemi
Original Run: March 24 - June 25, 2023
RETURNS September 14-30
In Tuckie White’s MOTHERHOUSE, a young woman, Annie, enlists the help of her four Aunts to create a eulogy for her recently deceased Mother. What begins as a small act of family solidarity quickly spirals into darkly comic chaos as they attempt to capture the spirit of the departed.
As yarns spin, each woman falls headfirst into the systems, secrets and sickness that continue to shape their daily survival. In the midst of it all, Annie remains steadfast in her search for the truth.
MOTHERHOUSE is a trauma romp, a whirlwind of loss. It's brutal, bright, agile and familiar. It's a wickedly funny, wickedly human story about the painful, messy momentum of grief.
95 minutes with no intermission.
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble does not offer content warnings, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any questions about content, age-appropriateness or stage effects (such as strobe lights or theatrical fog) that might have a bearing on patron comfort, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-334-7728.
Remount: September 14-30
Thursday September 14 at 8PM
Friday September 15 at 8PM
Saturday September 16 at 4PM & 8PM
Thursday September 21 at 8PM
Friday September 22 at 8PM
Saturday September 23 at 4PM and 8PM
Monday September 25 at 8PM (INDUSTRY)
Thursday September 28 at 8PM
Friday September 29 at 8PM
Saturday September 30 at 8PM
All performances will take place at
Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N Ridge Ave, Chicago.
Mia Maccarella*, Stage Manager
Lucia Lombardi*, Artistic Producer
Lauren M. Nichols, Scenic Designer
Gabrielle Strong, Lighting Designer
Janice Pytel*, Costume Designer
Victoria Deiorio*, Sound Designer
Ivy Treccani, Props Designer
Vija Lapp, Asst. Sound Designer
Chase Barron, Master Electrician
Evan Sposato*, Production Manager/Technical Director
Justine Serino, Understudy (Barbie/Tucker)
Rose Johnson, Scenic Artist
Ema Kester, Asst. Stage Manager
Britany Pearson, Asst. Lighting Designer
Brit Cooper Robinson, Community Engagement
Melanie Dodson, Production Intern
Tara Mallen, Rivendell Artistic Director/Producer
Catherine Painter, Rivendell Managing Director
Media + Resources
Photos courtesy of Nathanael Filbert
Photos by Michael Brosilow
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