Route 66 Theatre Company announces 2014 season
The five-year-old Route 66 Theatre Company, which has previously mounted productions on a one-by-one basis, has announced a two-show 2014 season, to be produced in residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center. The slate includes a new play by resident playwright Caitlin Montanye Parrish, whose A Twist of Water transferred to an Off Broadway production following an extended Route 66 run in 2011, as well as a Chicago premiere of a work by Memphis-based playwright Jerre Dye.
Dye's Southern gothic ghost story Cicada is up first, running April 9–May 11 with a cast that's set to include Annabel Armour, Amy Matheny, Steve Pringle, Melissa Riemer, Josh Salt, Elodie Tougne and Cecelia Wingate. Parrish's The Downpour follows, running September 11–October 12; it's a story of old childhood wounds opened up between two adult sisters (to be played by Brenda Barrie and Caroline Neff) when one of them announces she's pregnant. Peter Moore and Route 66 artistic director Stef Tovar will also star. Both shows will be helmed by the company's associate artistic director, Erica Weiss.