11:39 PM CST, December 4, 2011
“A Twist of Water,” the new play about the history and soul of Chicago by Caitlin Montanye Parrish, is headed to New York.
Route 66 Theatre Company artistic director Stef Tovar said that the entire original cast of Erica L. Weiss’ production, a hit in Chicago earlier this year, would reprise their roles next fall, Off-Broadway at the 59E59 theater in New York. The non-profit 59E59 (located at 59 E. 59th St.) has a history of supporting Chicago work in New York.
Staged at Theater Wit and later at the Mercury Theater, “A Twist of Water” was buoyed in Chicago by the attendance of then Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who attended the show just after winning the February election. He has mentioned the play in several speeches since then.
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