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8:00PM, Thursday, July 25, 2019
Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
from $15
Use code THTH online or by calling 773-404-7336.

Theatre Thursday attendees are invited to a pre-show reception at the Greenhouse Theater Center lobby starting at 6:45pm with members of the cast and creative team of Roast. Food will be catered by Johnny's Beef and Gyros and drinks will also be provided. Following the performance, there will be a post-show discussion with Roast director Derek Bertelsen and members of the cast. Tickets for this event are $15 (handling fee included) with code THTH and can be redeemed online at https://www.greenhousetheater.org/roast or by calling 773-404-7336.

Roast follows the friends and family of Sam, a talented young comedian who took his own life, as they fulfill his last request: to hold a roast of him instead of a traditional funeral. As each of the roasters has their turn on stage, they reflect on who Sam was, and what he meant to them. Throughout, the play asks an important question: when a loved one is lost, how does the world change in their absence? Roast by Harry Wood explores the deeply intertwined worlds of comedy and tragedy, humor and grief.

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