Streaming On Demand April 12 - 25, 2021

#1 Play on Chicago Tribune’s Best Theatre of 2013 list

Change is in the air as Violet prepares to bring twin boys into the world. Inside her womb, her unborn sons contemplate their future, while the world around her is in transformation: her husband is secretly planning to leave her, her father is slipping into senility and her daughter has taken a vow of silence. Haunting and slyly funny, Smokefall explores the lives of this family in a lyrical treatise on the fragility of life and the power of love.

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  • Smokefall contains profanity and adult themes and is intended for mature audiences.
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Critical Praise
  • ★★★★ (out of 4)

    - Chicago Tribune

  • Highly Recommended

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "A glorious play...took my breath away"

    - Chicago Sun-Times

  • "Radiant performances and exquisite design"

    - Time Out Chicago

  • "Plays like this are rare and precious to an actor"

    - Chicago Tribune

  • "Smokefall is even more beguiling than before"

    - Time Out Chicago

  • "A poignant thank-you note from a playwright to his mother"

    - Chicago Tribune

Artists

By NOAH HAIDLE, Directed by ANNE KAUFFMAN

Cast

CATHERINE COMBS - Beauty
ANNE FOGARTY - Voice of Lenore
KATHERINE KEBERLEIN - Violet
GUY MASSEY - Footnote, Fetus Two
MIKE NUSSBAUM - Colonel
ERIC SLATER - Daniel, Fetus One

Creative Team and Crew

KEVIN DEPINET - Scenic Design
ANA KUZMANIC - Costume Design
DAVID WEINER - Lighting Design
LINDSAY JONES - Sound Design
TANYA PALMER - Dramaturg
ADAM BELCUORE - Casting
KIMBERLY OSGOOD - Production Stage Manager
NICK KEENAN - Associate Sound Designer

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