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Tippy: Stories from the River
  • Presented By: The Impostors Theatre Co.
  • Location: The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building
  • Address: 1579 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 1st
  • The Impostors Theatre Company to stage the Chicago premiere of "Tippy: Stories from the River." Written by ensemble member Kayla Belec, and Directed by Artistic Director Stefan Roseen.

    “Night after night, the Fisherman can be seen traveling up and down the Tippecanoe River, searching for the one he loved and lost, a woman called Tippy,” Kirk tells his young niece and nephew one fateful summer, like he’s done every summer for as long as they can remember. Now grown, Ella and her family — her brother Terrence, her mother Lori, her father Brady, and her aunt Joan — reflect back on the stories Kirk told and the ones they’ve told themselves. As Kirk’s tales flood over the line that separates fable and reality, Ella and her loved ones reconcile with the past, the present, and the unknown.
    Stepping into the shoes of characters from Kirk’s lore and the surrounding riverside community, the family breathes life into fiction, coloring the nuances of their inner lives in broad strokes. Throughout their storytelling, the elusive Tippy slips just out of reach.

    Fed by dozens of natural lakes, the Tippecanoe River is known as “the river of lakes.” Our favorite stories are fueled by our fears. Tippy: Stories from the River is a story nurtured by both."

    The cast of "Tippy: Stories from the River" includes ensemble member Keaton Stewart in the lead role of Ella/Perry, and Dominick Alesia in the lead role of Kirk/Ranger Rick. They are joined by RJ Cecott as Terrence/Jonsi, Julia Germeroth as Lana/Lori/Stan, Nick Strauss as Brady/Reggie/Owen, ensemble member Stephanie Lewis as Joan/The Crone, Sarah Glasgow as Tippy, and Matthew Smith as Gale the Fisherman.

    "Tippy: Stories from the River" runs Friday, October 18 - Saturday, November 2, 2019. Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.

Tippy: Stories from the River
  • Location: The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building
  • Address: 1579 N Milwaukee Ave
  • The Pentagon at Collaboraction Studios in The Flat Iron Arts Building
  • Recurring monthly on the 1st