Route 66 Brings Premieres and New Developments to Chicago's Theatre Scene

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Route 66 Theatre Company has announced its 2015-16 season will include three Chicago premieres and a new world premiere developed through the inaugural play workshop.

Now in its seventh year as a company and third year as a resident at Chicago's Greenhouse Theater Center, the new season will kick off in June with the premiere of Goldfish by John Kolvenbach and directed by Damon Kiely. The play tells the story of a young man who raises his father, then leaves home and encounters a woman who has her own unique story with her mother. According to the company, "It's a play about legacy and leaving home."

During the fall Route 66 will stage the Chicago premiere of Cops and Friends of Cops by Ron Klier, a dangerous, suspense-filled, part neo-Western play set in a bar in Ferguson. Performances are set to begin Oct. 8.

The new year will see the premiere of No Wake by William Donnelly, directed by Kimberly Senior. The play is an intimate story of one couple's journey of grief, separation and, potentially, hope.

The final play of the season, slated for spring 2016, will be Quiver by Jenni Lamb, the winner of the company's inaugural new play development workshop Test Drive. The company has also announced that Frances Limoncelli will become the theatre's new play development director. Limoncelli, who curated the first ever Test Drive, is also set to direct the world premiere next year. The play, about the end of relationships, childhood and our relationship to habitat, received a public reading March 16.

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