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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 


A World Premiere by Tuckie White

Directed by Azar Kazemi

Original Run: 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 95 minutes with no intermission.



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Kirsten Fitzgerald
Joins the cast beginning June 15!

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

Special Performance

Tuesday May 23 at 8PM (Industry Night)

Wednesday May 24 at 8PM
Wednesday June 7 at 8PM
Thursday June 8 at 8PM
Friday June 9 at 8PM
Saturday June 10 at 8PM

Thursday June 15 at 8PM

Friday June 16 at 8PM

Saturday June 17 at 4PM and 8PM

Thursday June 22 at 8PM

Friday June 23 at 8PM

Saturday June 24 at 4PM and 8PM

Sunday June 25 at 3pm 

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


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 or call 773-334-7728. 


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Mary Cross*
Aunt Tucker

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Jessica Ervin*

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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

Kirsten Fitzgerald
Aunt Weezie

Beginning June 15

*Denotes Rivendell Theatre Ensemble Member


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

Photos courtesy of Nathanael Filbert

Photos by Michael Brosilow

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Rivendell is proud to partner with Resilience for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Resilience provides public education and institutional advocacy in order to improve the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to effect positive change in policies and public attitudes toward sexual assault. Learn how to support them HERE.


Check out some selections from our Rivendell Wish List at Women and Children First bookstore! Click HERE or in the image to get to the list.

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