Tell Me When It Hurts


World Premiere Production

Tell Me When It Hurts

by Lisa Scott
Directed by Jason Paul Smith

November 30 to December 21, 2013

Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 7:30pm and Saturdays at 4:00pm & 7:30pm

Tickets: $25
Preview Tickets (November 30): $20
5 for 5 Tickets: $5 (The first five tickets to each show are only $5)


grimmpostertellmewhenithurtsStripped of his hospital and rejected by his love, Dr. Guy Better is in crisis. All appears lost with his love interest, the intrepid scientist Kit Smart, who is in the midst of her own struggles for a sound mind and scientific success. Over the course of one night, a pair of off-kilter clinic patients, a surly police officer and an imaginary dog push the couple to catharsis and renewal. Inspired by the popular steampunk genre, Tell Me When It Hurts is ultimately a warm-hearted work about handling the blows of life with courage and compassion. With its mix of silliness and sincerity, the world premiere production is a great alternative to more traditional holiday fare.

Don Baiocchi, Adithi Chandrashekar, Amy Dellagiarino, Alex Fthenakis, Matt Lloyd, and Sheila Willis.

Stage Managed by Jess Koster, Set Design and Lighting by Pat Henderson, Prop Design by John Buranosky, and Graphic Design by Rob Dorn

Lisa Scott Lisa Scott, Playwright

Lisa Scott is a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists. Tell Me When It Hurts was originally developed in a Chicago Dramatists workshop with Stage Left Theater. Her play-in-progress, La Familia Dune, was part of the 2013 Chicago New Work Festival. Scott also is a storyteller and has been seen at Here’s The Story and This Much Is True. She is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

 jasonpaulsmithJason Paul Smith, Director

Jason Paul Smith has directed film, cabaret, and theater across the United States. He is founder and Artistic Director of Three Cat Productions. He has produced and directed many Chicago productions including a cabaret and theater series at the Skokie Theater Music Foundation. He recently was awarded a 2009 Ragdale Residency for the documentary entitled “Don’t Mess with Bill: The Story of Dorothy Fairbairn”.