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A National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere

Directed by RTE memebers Megan Carney and Mark Ulrich

A beautiful, empowering story about a woman whose once-brilliant mind is now diminishing. Her family all have different ideas about what is right for her, meanwhile she's ready to take matters into her own hands. Funny, touching and very topical.

WINTER is being produced at Rivendell Theatre Ensemble as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. Other partnering theaters are Salt Lake Acting Company (Salt Lake City, Utah) and Central Works Theater Company (Berkeley, CA). For more information please visit www.nnpn.org.

Previews: January 7, 8, 12, 13, 14 @ 8pm

Regular Run: January 19 - February 11, Thursday through Saturday @8pm; Saturday at 4:00


December 19, Join us for ROUGH MAGIC at Rivendell! 

Artists have a strong desire to be an active force for social justice and postive change, but often feel like we don’t have much money to give or any time to spare.  Rough Magic was created as a handmade, low risk and high reward way to turn our abundant talent and energy into resources for those who need it.

Rough Magic Nights happen at theaters around Chicago and are unique, one night only celebrations of creative abundance and gratitude.  Performances are varied, all music is live, all food is homemade, and inspired Cheap Art is available to take home with you! Every penny raised on a Rough Magic Night goes to specially chosen organizations who are practicing daring, inspired, creative innovation for good.

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