CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE PREMIERE OF BLUE FISH IN A TALL CLEAR VASE

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CAST ANNOUNCED FOR THE PREMIERE OF BLUE FISH IN A TALL CLEAR VASE

(Chicago, IL)   Three Cat Productions presents the world premiere of a Blue Fish in a Tall Clear Vase at the Chicago Park District’s Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan Road (Edgewater by Granville el stop on Red Line).

While confined in a suffocatingly tight container, Blue Fish ponders about the state of the universe and his quest for freedom, and tries to concoct a plan for escape. Meanwhile, the artist who drew him must meet a deadline to realize her dreams. Can they work together to achieve their aims?  (This play is inspired by a painting by Maryam Gaber.)

Blue Fish in a Tall Clear Vase is new play written by Fouad Teymour.   Fouad Teymour is a Chicago-based Egyptian American playwright. Recently, his play Twice, Thrice, Frice (August 2017) was part of the Crescent and Star Staged Reading Series at Silk Road Rising, where his play The Night Jesus Joined the Revolution was also featured in 2012. His translation of Ahmed Serag’s The Castle and The Sparrow (Arabic) was performed in IVP 2014 and published in June 2015 by Dar Ibda’a (Egypt).   Teymour is a Professor of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.

The cast includes Frank Gasparro, Tehilla Newman, Wendy Parman, Sam Ramirez, Tricia Rogers, Andrew Seller, and Halli Stewart.

The play is directed by Jason Paul Smith, Three Cat Productions, Artistic Director.  Original Music is by Roy A. Freeman.  Stage Manager is Drew Durfee.  Dramaturg is Carol Ann Tan.  Resident Lighting Designer is Pat Henderson.

Previews begin October 25, 2017.  The show runs is October 25  – November 25, 2017.  Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm and 7:30pm at the Berger Park Coach House Theater at 6205 N. Sheridan in the Edgewater neighborhood of Chicago.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain.  No late seating.

Tickets are $25 each for all performances.   Tickets can be purchased on our website at threecatproductions.com or via phone at 312.970.9840.

Street parking (paybox until 9pm) is available on Granville, side streets, and Broadway (Handicapped and a limited parking is available.  Please call the box office for special parking arrangements).

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About Three Cat Productions

As Chicago’s artist incubator, Three Cat Production’s mission is to nurture artists. We provide opportunities, facilities, experiences, and creative relationships that foster their growth. Three Cat strives to reach diverse artists from as many disciplines as possible, under the umbrella of a producing theater. We believe every artist has a voice and every voice deserves a chance to come into its own, regardless of social connections, experience, education, or income level.

About Fouad Teymour

Fouad Teymour is a Chicago-based Egyptian American playwright. He is a member of  Playwrights of Three Cat, Chicago Dramatists the Writer’s Studio (Network Playwright 2010-2017), and a board member for International Voices Project (IVP). He is thrilled to be back at Three Cat Productions were he has previously collaborated on The Other Side of Christmas (2016), and Holiday Stories (2015), and where his plays Blue Fish in A Tall Clear Vase (2017) and An Afternoon With My Mother (2015) were featured in the Chicago New Work Festival. Recently, his play Twice, Thrice, Frice (August 2017) was part of the Crescent and Star Staged Reading Series at Silk Road Rising, where his play The Night Jesus Joined the Revolution was also featured in 2012. His translation of Ahmed Serag’s The Castle and The Sparrow (Arabic) was performed in IVP 2014 and published in June 2015 by Dar Ibda’a (Egypt). He has directed staged readings of 2 plays by Syrian playwright Mohamed Al-Attar (IVP 2015).  Teymour is a Professor of Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology.