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DRY LAND | April 28- May 28, 2016

A Midwest Premiere

Written by Ruby Rae Spiegel
Directed by RTE member Hallie Gordon

Featuring Jessica Ervin and Bryce Gangel; With Charlotte Thomas, Matt Farabee, Ric Walker, Olivia Shine, Ireon Roach & Jackie Seijo


Highly Recommended! -Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

"An Absolute Triumph" -Kelly Kleiman, Dueling Critics

"A revolutionary act...Recommended!" -Kevin Greene, NewCity

Read all the reviews!

Previews April 21 - 23 & April 26 at 8 PM; Gala Opening April 28 at 7 PM

Performances April 29 - May 28, 2016: Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 PM and Saturdays at 4 PM

Our popular Town Hall Saturday Discussion Series will take place immediately following the 4 PM performances on May 14, 21 and 28.

View our complete DRY LAND show program.

Sometimes high school boils down to one thing - survival. And the only way to stay afloat is to find an ally. Set in the girls' locker room of a Florida high school, Ruby Rae Spiegel's ferocious new play looks at the unlikely friendship between Esther and Amy, two high school swimmers under uncommon pressure. Called a “remarkable new play” by the NY Times, Dry Land is alternately harrowing and hilarious as it homes in on the issue of DIY abortion, the complexities of female friendship, and the impossible pressures that build up at the brink of adulthood.

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Salon 2016 | Thursday, June 16

Join us Thursday, June 16th from 7:00-10:00 PM at The Flower Firm at 451 N. Wood Street in Chicago for our Salon 2016

We'll toast 21 years of Rivendell empowering women through theatre--and we will honor this year's WREN Award recipient, playwright and novelist Anne McGravie by celebrating both her extraordinary work and her 90th birthday.

The evening will include performances, live music, gourmet hors d’oeurves and sweets, wine and beer, specialty cocktails, fabulous raffle prizes, an exciting silent auction, and more!

To RSVP and purchase raffle tickets in advance, click here or call 773-334-7728. 

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WOMEN AT WAR on Tour | open run

Our critically acclaimed, Jeff Recommended world premiere production of WOMEN AT WAR travels around Chicagoland to better serve veterans and their families. Call 773-334-7728 to find out more and to book the show at your venue. Read more about the show's original production at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble here.

CLICK here FOR TICKETS and information for upcoming WOMEN AT WAR on Tour performances.

Written by RTE member Megan Carney
Directed by RTE Artistic Director Tara Mallen
Featuring RTE members Mary Cross, Krystel McNeil, Ashley Neal and Paula Ramirez
With Rengin Altay, Danielle Davis, Jessica Ervin, Susan Gaspar, Brittani Green, Meg Harkins, and Cynthia Hines

Why not consider an RTE Flex Pass this season?  You will receive four (4) tickets to use as you choose. Read all about it here!