Empty, a play by Brett Neveu about two couples who break down during the week surrounding Sept. 11, 2001, will open at Chicago's Stage Left on Sept. 17 at 7:30. Jessi D. Hill will direct the piece. In the play, two Baby Boomer couples, whose politics were formed during the turbulent '60s, meet for drinks, little realizing that three days later terrorists would attack the country. Relations grow tense between the four during the meeting and, following the events of Sept. 11, flare up altogether.
Empty joins The Guys and Recent Tragic Events in a new genre of plays that address the events of last year.
There will be a gala benefit performance on Sept. 21 at 8 PM.
Stage Left Theatre is located at 3408 N. Sheffield. For information, call (773) 883-8830.
—By Robert Simonson