MILKMILMLEMONADE
Written by Josh Conkel
Directed by Cassy Sanders

ABOUT THE PLAY...
With absurd, poignant dialog and brutal characterizations, MilkMilkLemonade is a bitterly funny exploration of gender, sexuality, life, death, and the human body. Emory is an 11-year-old boy who lives on a farm with his chain smoking Nanna and his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Nanna wishes Emory would stop choreographing ribbon stick dance numbers, and be more like Elliot, the boy down the road with a penchant for burning things. 

FEATURING...
Matt Farabee as Emory
Jessica London-Shields as Elliot
Cyd Blakewell as Linda
John Zinn as Nanna
Sarah Rose Graber as Lady in a Leotard

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BLACKTOP SKY
Written by Christina Anderson
Directed by Cassy Sanders

After police rough up a street vendor near the David L. Hynn Housing Projects, Ida takes an interest in the homeless man who sleeps on a nearby bench. When an unlikely friendship emerges, will it strengthen her connection to home or drive her away in search of a new life?

FEATURING...
Kristin E. Ellis as Ida
Julian Parker as Klass
and Eric Lynch as Wynn

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EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR
Written by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Cassy Sanders

Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional -- and actual -- cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.

FEATURING...
Tracey Kaplan as Nan
Ryan Hallahan as Kyle
Ryan Lanning as Simon
Elizabeth Hope Williams as Sweetheart

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WE LIVE HERE
Written by Scott Barsotti, Molly Each, Laura Eason, Brian Golden, Kristin Idazak, Kim Morris, Nick Ward & Doug Whippo
Directed by Cassy Sanders & Margot Bordelon

ABOUT THE PLAY...
We Live Here is a production featuring "coming-of-age in Chicago" stories contributed by eight celebrated Chicago writers.

FEATURING...
Cyd Blakewell, Paige Collins, Behzad Dabu, Sarah Gitenstein, Desmond Gray, Cody Proctor, Jessica London-Sheilds, Keith Neagle & George Zerante

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YES, THIS REALLY HAPPENED TO ME
Written by Brian Golden, Kim Morris, J. Adams Oaks, Justin D.M. Palmer & Megan Stielstra
Directed by Cassy Sanders & Margot Bordelon

ABOUT THE PLAY...
Five notable Chicago writers come together for Yes, This Really Happened to Me, a celebration of storytelling written specifically for Theatre Seven. Some of the city's best in fiction, narrative, short story and solo performance construct autobiographical tales that are 100% true, theatricalized for the first time. A versatile nine-actor ensemble tackles more than 30 roles in this lifetime's worth of memories condensed into one night.

FEATURING...
Minita Gandhi, Tracey Kaplan, Jordana Kritzer, Rob McLemore, Keith Neagle, Josh Nordmark, Niccole Thurman, Nick Ward & George Zeranrte

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