Rivendell Theatre Ensemble
A World Premiere by Tuckie White
Directed by Azar Kazemi
Original Run: March 24 - May 7, 2023
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 25th!
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.
Joins the cast beginning June 15!
Thursdays & Fridays at 8PM
Saturdays at 4PM and 8PM
Tuesday May 23 at 8PM (Industry Night)
NOW EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 25
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 773-334-7728.
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
Photos by Michael Brosilow
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