Three sisters—Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty Fail—live, love, and die in 1920s Chicago. Playwright Philip Dawkins has created an original story that propels the audience through an experience of puppets and songs, history and fantasy, laughter and tears. Although the Fails are a fictional family, their lives represent the ambitions, fears, and fates woven into the American Dream. Dawkins is emerging as a playful and significant playwriting presence in American theatre, and we are excited to include his work in this season.
BY PHILIP DAWKINS
DIRECTED BY JW MORRISSETTE
JUSTIN M. BRAUER, MUSIC SUPERVISOR
Department of Theatre, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign