brewed

Written by Scott T. Barsotti
Directed by Anna C. Bahow
March 2013 at Theater Wit

In the world of Brewed, the task is stirring a pot… all day, every day. The six sisters don’t share the task as they once did. With Nannette busy racing stock cars and Roxette off doing her own thing, the others are left to shoulder the burden. Paulette is fed up; Collette is clueless; and Babette, crippled in more ways than one, is volatile.  But why must they do this? When one of the sisters calls everyone together, old venom bubbles up and grievance flares, setting into motion an impossible moral struggle. This play about gatherings, sacrifice, and the dark art of obligation was presented as a co-production by Tympanic and The Ruckus.

RECOMMENDED: …[W]ickedly staged fight scenes … The actresses put a lot on stage and they really were a joy to watch.
— Splash Magazines
 
★★★★ [A] dark and gritty take on gender roles, fairy tales and family drama... [T]he emotional struggle is just as vicious as the physical violence.
— TimeOut Chicago
RECOMMENDED: [A] refreshing take on the typical family drama and an interesting spin on the fantasy genre.
— New City Stage
RECOMMENDED: [C]asts a little spell all its own.
— Chicago Critic