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Brick Wall
  • Presented By: Andrew Thorp
  • Location: Berger Park Cultural Center
  • Address: 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660
  • Phone: 17734303084
  • Dates: March 29, 2018 - April 28, 2018
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • On The Spot Theatre Company presents Brick Wall, a full-length dramatic comedy performed at the charming lakefront Berger Park Coach House Theater. Brick Wall paints the story of two brothers married to two sisters all living in the same downtown apartment building in contemporary Chicago. When mid-level manager, Jason Zachman, realizes he doesn’t have the heart to lay off his employees, he decides to move into a stairwell and spend all his time drawing pictures he sees in the bricks. Has he lost his mind or is he a Zen master of ethical dreaming in a time when there is great stress on the larger American dream? Take a journey down the stairwell with Jason, his devoted wife Cora, his frustrated stockbroker brother Murray, and Murray’s wife Sara, a government spokeswoman for economic optimism. Can true love survive in a stairwell?
    Artistic Director
    Mike Brayndick, of the On the Spot Theatre Company, began as resident writer at the Chicago Playwrights’ Center with Fragments from the Permanent Collection, Connecting Flight, Anna Gerhardt, and In the Garden of the Prison, also broadcast on WJUF. His adaptation of D.H. Lawrence’s Sons and Lovers toured England, and was performed at London’s Bloomsbury Theatre. Smithsonian and Luce Foundation grants led to How to Make a Rainbow, developed at the Juilliard, and directed by Mike at the 2005 St. Ives Festival in the UK and the Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago in 2013. Also at the Greenhouse, On the Spot presented his adaptations of Turgenev's Home of the Gentry and Balzac's, Pére Goriot, as well as his drama, Pieces of Klee. Mike's contemporary comedies Only You Could Think That, What About Martha, All about Armando, Sex Lives of the Zebra Finch, Lost and Found, and Lisette Dances Divine, have all been produced in Chicago by On the Spot.
    Brick Wall will be performed at the Berger Park Coach House Theatre, 6205 N. Sheridan Rd., starting on Thursday night, March, 29th, running five weeks through Saturday night, April 28th. Performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm. Our preview performance is Thursday, March 29th and official opening is Friday, March 30th.
    Tickets are $20 General Admission with a Discounted $15 rate for seniors, students, industry, and groups. For the preview performance and all Thursday evening performances every seat in the house is $10!
    For advance tickets go to Brown Paper Tickets at https://brickbybrick.bpt.me or call
    (800) 838-3006. Tickets are also available at the theater for cash at the door.
    Special bonus for theater lovers: Double Play! Add $5 to your General Admission tickets, and get a seat at On the Spot's Saturday matinee performances of This, That, and The Other Thing!, three one-act plays written by Mike Brayndick and directed by Pat Henderson. Performing Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. Select tickets for 3/31, 4/7, 4/14, 4/21, or 4/28.
    For advance tickets to Double Play go to Brown Paper Tickets at https://onthespotdoubleplay.bpt.me or call (800) 838-3006. Tickets are also available at the theater for cash at the door.

Brick Wall
  • Location: Berger Park Cultural Center
  • Address: 6205 N. Sheridan Rd
  • March 29, 2018 - April 28, 2018
  • Berger Park Cultural Center
  • Recurring weekly on Thursday, Friday, Saturday