A Family Dynamic Is Thrown Out Of Balance By A Daughter’s Announcement

April 22, 2013, Chicago, IL
David Alex’s Endangered begins rehearsals next week as the fifth of seven plays being performed for the Chicago New Work Festival. Open rehearsals will be held all week from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the public is encouraged to attend for a $5.00 suggested donation. Endangered will have its final reading at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 60660. Tickets are available for $10.00.

Endangered explores the events in Mary’s family when she, home on military leave, announces her engagement to Lizbeth. Her father turns aggressive, while her mother suffers submissively, and it is her grandparents, a zoologist and zoo docent, who ultimately step in with the final word.

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 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.

Three Cat Productions’ 2013 season recently featured Bab Fab, the 6th Annual Barbra Streisand Birthday Concert on April 20, and upcoming events include Chicago SOLO, 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.

Tickets and more information are available online at, by emailing or by calling Three Cat Productions at (312) 970-9840.


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