Joan Kohn and Amanda Powell | pic by Anthony Aicardi

Joan Kohn and Amanda Powell | pic by Anthony Aicardi

The Chicago Tribune reviews the world premiere of THE ART OF DISAPPEARING and gives it 3 Stars in a review by Kerry Reid:

 

“Stephanie Alison Walker’s “The Art of Disappearing,” now in a sharp and often emotionally vital world premiere at 16th Street Theater, tackles the subject of dementia, the topic of many films and plays in recent years, from “Still Alice” to Bruce Graham’s “The Outgoing Tide” at Northlight Theatre a few years ago. As in Graham’s play, the central figures in Walker’s piece are a married couple and their grown child who has a conflicted relationship with the ailing parent. But both Walker’s play and director Ann Filmer’s staging take a fresh and mostly unsentimental approach to the question of how much forgetting and forgiving we need to do in times of crisis.


Read the entire Chicago Tribune review here.


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Joan Kohn as Charolotte and Tom McElroy as Henry in the world premiere of The Art of Disappearing - picture by Anthony Aicardi

Joan Kohn as Charolotte and Tom McElroy as Henry in the world premiere of The Art of Disappearing – picture by Anthony Aicardi

 

THE ART OF DISAPPEARING

opened on Thursday night with the press premiere and I want everyone in the entire world to come see it. I’m so proud of this production. Our team is amazing and I can’t say enough wonderful things about everyone involved.

 

I had the incredible privilege to talk to the audience each night after the performances while I was in Chicago. This play is reaching people on a level that I had hoped. It’s not an easy one, but Chicago audiences are taking it in and allowing it to jostle and move them. They came out and filled the house on Saturday for both performances during a snowstorm which turned into a blizzard. Chicago doesn’t scare easily.

 

Thank you, Chicago, for being so sublimely real. Thank you for being drawn to this work. Thank you for taking a chance on a new playwright and a new play.

 

It’s playing at 16th Street Theater in Berwyn. If you don’t know this theater, you should. You can get to know it from afar by reading this piece from AMERICAN THEATRE MAGAZINE, or you can get to know it in person by coming to see my play.


If I may, I recommend a pre-show dinner at Capri or Autre Monde. Both on Roosevelt. Lovely food and atmosphere.

 

And if you are the type to read reviews before a show, here is one from Hedy Weiss of the Chicago Sun-Times:

 

“The Art of Disappearing” Captured In Painfully Honest Drama – Chicago Sun-Times

 

The theater is an intimate 49 seats, so get your tickets before they are gone. HERE.

 
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