Footholds Vol. 3
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
City Lit Theater
1020 W. Bryn Mawr
Chicago, IL 60660
New Work
Runs Jun 10Jun 19, 2022

Footholds is an anthology series written by playwrights from across the Chicagoland community. Ensemble members conceived the idea in reaction to one of the most frustrating and intimidating villains an artist can face: a blank page. A blank canvas allows for infinite possibilities, but this can sometimes act as a hindrance. With no definitive starting point, it can be difficult to realize a final product.

By introducing a single, ambiguous constraint, a crack in the block of marble, we ask our writers and collaborators to start with the same limitation and branch off wherever their imaginations take them.

This year’s foothold: A skeleton key.

ENSEMBLE

Cory Arndt
Kevin Blair
Hannah Boutilier
Amelia Bryant
Ashley Buenaflor
River Cy Denman
Melanie Sholl

 

“THE DEVIL TAKETH” by Jordan Gleaves

Blaz … Kevin Blair
Neighbors … (ALL except Hannah Boutilier)

 

“I GUESS I LIKE THE KEYS” by Jessica Edelman-O’Brien

Woman … Hannah Boutilier
Ensemble … (ALL except Kevin Blair)

 

“THE DORSETT INN” by Samm Hilger and Dan Blewitt

Concierge (or “C”) … River Cy Denman
Dick Harnew … Kevin Blair
Tracy Leftman … Melanie Sholl
Andy Leftman … Cory Arndt
Pat Solatno … Amelia Bryant

 

“HANDS OF ALMA” by Marjorie Muller

Fran … Melanie Sholl
Emma … Hannah Boutilier
George … Cory Arndt

 

“THE BEST HALLOWEEN PARTY OF THE YEAR” by Brandon Nelson

C.G. … Ashley Buenaflor
Avery … Amelia Bryant
Bridget … Hannah Boutilier
Brad … Kevin Blair
Demon Voice … River Cy Denman

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