REHEARSALS BEGINNING FOR CHICAGO NEW WORK FESTIVAL’S SECOND INSTALLMENT, LIGHT BY JARRIN DAVIS

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REHEARSALS BEGINNING FOR CHICAGO NEW WORK FESTIVAL’S SECOND INSTALLMENT, LIGHT BY JARRIN DAVIS 

Script Explores An Inner-city Family’s Struggle 

newworkfestivallight(Chicago, IL) Three Cat Productions begins rehearsals this week for Light, a new play by Jarrin Davis.  Light is the second of seven new plays being performed in Three Cat’s Chicago New Work Festival.  Rehearsals, taking place all week, are open to the public with a suggestion donation of $5.00.  The final reading will be at 7:00 p.m., Saturday, April 6 at the Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660.  Tickets are available for $10.

Playwright, Jarrin Davis, has a long career directing for the stage and his first play Son of a Distant Moon was performed in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.  Light explores the conflict in an inner-city Omaha family when an estranged sister, gone for two years, returns home to clash with the sister who stayed behind.

The Chicago New Work Festival, running through May 18, is part of Three Cat Productions’ efforts to showcase Chicago playwrights, foster relationships between Chicago playwrights and directors, and to bring new work programming to the Edgewater area.  It is also Three Cat’s first run of major programming since partnering with the Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Cultural Center in February.

The coming installments of the Chicago New Work Festival will be Kate’s Dates by Kate Loftus, adapted by JD Ostergaard, Investigate and Protect by Liz Ellison, Endangered by David Alex, The Newlyweds by Wendy Schmidt and Joint Attention by Pat Curtis.  Directors Jason Paul Smith, John Glover, Jacque Lueken, Jarrin Davis, Barbe Marshall and John Buranosky will partner with the playwrights to stage the performances.

Tickets and more information are available online at www.threecatproductions.com, by emailing jsmith@threecatproductions.com or by calling (312) 970-9840.

Three Cat Productions’ 2013 season also includes Bab Fab, the 6th Annual Barbra Streisand Birthday Concert on April 20; SOLO Chicago, a showcase for individual performances running June 5 – 15; and Cabaret on the Lake, Fridays in June and July. Three Cat Education (the education arm of Three Cat Productions) will run a spring youth production The Magic Games and Other Storybook Stuff on May 18 and 19, as well as, summer theater camps from June 17 to August 16.

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Three Cat Productions was founded in 2007 with a mission to create connections between theater, music, audience and artists through the production of cabaret concerts, contemporary musicals and plays, the re-invention of classic work, the development of new works and new artists, and by creating educational and outreach opportunities for the Chicagoland community. Visit the web site at www.threecatproductions.com.