Evanston, Which Is Over There
by Beau O'Reilly
Nov 9–Dec 16, 2012
3:00 p.m. Sunday
- The Side Project • 1439 W. Jarvis, Chicago
Now in our 25th year, Curious presents its fall production for 2012: Evanston, Which Is Over There: A Tale of Men and Women in the Modern World by Beau O'Reilly.
The two-act comedy takes place in the wilds of Chicago's Rogers Park—its beaches, coffee shops and non-working elevator buildings. Henry Moore, a sometime writer, is passing out and falling in love all over the place, and his sometime friends who can't abide each other—BB, a once-remarkable star of the local stage who now prefers martinis and solid decision making, and Hank, a rhythmically challenged ukulele player—are concerned. Various remedies are tried—Jug Band music, miniature golf, meditation—but nothing seems to be working. His neighborhood, which includes his compulsive counting step-daughter, a Buddhist runner with a penchant for spouting Sufi poems, and a disgraced psychotic cop determined to catch someone for something, surrounds him with life and disappointment.
H.B. Ward, Jeffrey Bivens, Jayita Bhattacharya, Troy Martin, Matt Rieger, Beau O'Reilly, Judith Harding, Cat Jarboe, Sid Page, Nancy Andria, Jordan Stacey, Mitch Salm, Naomi Washer, Mary Nash, Shelby Shaw