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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 


A World Premiere by Tuckie White

Directed by Azar Kazemi

March 24 - May 7, 2023

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.

Motherhouse runs 100 minutes with no intermission.


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Photo credit: Nathanael Filbert


Friday, March 24 & 25 at 8PM

Wednesday-Saturday, March 29-April 1 at 8PM

Regular Performances
Thursdays & Fridays at 8PM
Saturdays at 4PM and 8PM

Special Performances
Saturday April 22 at 4PM & 8PM (Open Caption)

Monday May 1 at 8PM (Industry Night)

Saturday, May 6 after 4PM performance (Town Hall Discussion)

Sunday May 7 at 3pm (Benefit/Closing)

All performances will take place at
Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N Ridge Ave, Chicago.


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Mary Cross*
Aunt Tucker

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Jessica Ervin*

*Denotes Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Member

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Meighan Gerachis*
Aunt Weezie

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Tara Mallen*
Aunt Lizzie

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Jane Baxter Miller*
Aunt Barbie


Creative Team


Tuckie White

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Azar Kazemi

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Erin Sheets
Assistant Director/Props Assistant

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Jerre Dye*

Creative Team

Pat Fries*, 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
Andi Muriel*, Understudy (Annie), RTE Member
Justine SerinoUnderstudy (Barbie/Tucker)
Rose Johnson, Scenic Artist

Casey FortAsst. Stage Manager
Britany PearsonAsst. Lighting Designer
Brit Cooper RobinsonCommunity Engagement
Melanie Dodson, Production Intern
Tara Mallen, Rivendell Artistic Director/Producer
Catherine Painter, Rivendell Managing Director


Media + Resources


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