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.
Photo credit: Nathanael Filbert
Friday, March 24 & 25 at 8PM
Wednesday-Saturday, March 29-April 1 at 8PM
Thursdays & Fridays at 8PM
Saturdays at 4PM and 8PM
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 (Resilience Benefit Performance/Closing)
All performances will take place at
Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N Ridge Ave, Chicago.
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 Serino, Understudy (Barbie/Tucker)
Rose Johnson, Scenic Artist
Casey Fort, 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
Rivendell is proud to partner with Resilience for this production. Resilience is an independent, non-for-profit organization dedicated to the healing and empowerment of sexual assault survivors through non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling, individual and group trauma therapy, and medical and legal advocacy in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. 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 more HERE.
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