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Tippy: Stories from the River
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.
General Admission – $15Tickets can be purchased at our website: theimpostorstheatre.comFor more information, email our box-office: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Tippy: Stories from the River” runs Friday, October 18 – November 2, 2019. Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 3pm.
The Flat Iron Arts Building is located in Wicker Park. West of the Damen/North/Milwaukee intersection, patrons can locate a parking garage on the northern side of North Avenue and a parking lot on the southern. There is limited street parking available. Apps like Spot Hero are highly recommended to ensure a parking spot. The theater is easily accessible via the Damen (#50), Milwaukee (#56), or North (#72) bus, and just steps off of the Damen Blue Line El station.