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Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 
presents

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WIPEOUT

A Rolling World Premiere by Aurora Real de Asua
Directed by Rivendell Artistic Director Tara Mallen 

 

    February 23 - April 6, 2024

Three retired best friends. One hotrod surf instructor. The currents of the Pacific Ocean. What could possibly go wrong? Set on surfboards, WIPEOUT is a poignant comedy about friendship, grief, and the unpredictable tides of life. 

 

 

WIPEOUT was developed through Rivendell’s FRESH PRODUCE new play series directed by Devon de Mayo in August 2022 and at The New Harmony Project 2023.

WIPEOUT is produced at Rivendell as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other Partner Theaters are B Street Theatre, Sacramento, CA and The Gloucester Stage Company, Gloucester, MA.

 

For more information, please visit nnpn.org.

Dining Partner

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Herb is graciously offering a 3-course fixed price meal for WIPEOUT attendees. Click here to access the menu.


Pre-show reservations: 5:00pm-6:45pm
Post-show reservation: 9:45pm

 

Patrons must make an advance reservation at the Herb website and mention WIPEOUT when arriving.
Regular ala carte menu available pre-show,
limited menu after the show.

 

Herb is located a short walk from the theatre

5424 N. Broadway St

773.944.9050

Production Sponsors: Mona and Michael Heath

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Previews February 23-March 1, 2024

                         Friday, February 23 at 8PM

Saturday February 24 at 8PM
Wednesday, February 28 at 8PM
Thursday February 29 at 8PM
Friday,  March 1 at 8PM

Saturday, March 2 at 4PM

Regular Run: March 7 - April 6, 2024
Masks Required Performances
Saturday, March 9 at 4PM
Thursday, March 21 at 8PM

Open Caption Performance
Friday, March 15 at 8PM

Townhall Discussion: Saturday March 23 

Immediately following the 4PM performance

Special Performance
Sunday, March 24 at 3PM

 

Industry Night
Monday, March 25 at 8PM


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

Details

Cast

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Meg Thalken+*

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Celeste Williams*
 

+= Member Rivendell Theatre Ensemble   *=Member Actors Equity Association

Photo credit: Nathanael Filbert

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Cindy Gold*
 

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Glenn Obrero+
 

Cast

Creative Team

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Aurora Real de Asua
Playwright

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Tara Mallen+*
Director

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Devon de Mayo+
Movement Consultant

Creative Team

Deya P. Friedman, Stage Manager
Tanya Palmer, Dramaturg
Evelyn Danner
, Costume Designer
Angie Tillges, Experiential Design
Michael Mahlum, Lighting Designer
Caitlyn GirtenScenic Designer
Victoria Deiorio+
, Sound Designer
Andres Fiz, Projection Design
Shannon Golden-Starr
Production Manager
Grace Adams, Technical Director
Alyssa Vera Ramos, Assistant Director
Anthony Churchill, Digital Consultant
Mia Maccarella, Assistant Stage Manager
Chase Barron, Master Electrician
Chas Mathieu, Carpenter
Rose Johnson, Scenic Artist
Ema Kester, Front of House/Community Engagement
Dana Pepowski, Assistant Dramaturg/Community Engagement
Alyssa Vera Ramos, Assistant Director
Jerre Dye+, Artistic Producer
Pat Fries+, Associate Producer
Tara Mallen+
, Rivendell Artistic Director/Producer
Catherine Painter, Rivendell Managing Director

Media

Media + Resources

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Members of the California Coast Girls Surf Club in 1963.
(Credit: UCLA Library Special Collections, Los Angeles Times Photo Archive)

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