It wasn't supposed to be this way. They were the next big thing in rock. But Noah walked away. Elisha married that asshole. And now Jim's dead - leaving them all to wonder - "How did we get here?"
Starting in 1998 and told backwards, Rewind follows the life of a would-be rock musician from his premature death to his teenage dreams of a music career. Partly based on Eason's experiences in Chicago's independent music scene in the 90s, the play asks what success means when loyalties and lifelong dreams are intertwined.
"Extremely sharply directed by Anna Bahow, wonderfully acted and very exciting ... go see it!" - Kelly Kleiman, Dueling Critics, WBEZ's 848
"depicting the thrills and travails of incipient fame ... The '90s are evoked with gentle affection and an era-appropriate basement vibe. Shane Kenyon shines, dully, as a rising record exec, [and] it's a particular pleasure to watch Blakewell devolve from rich man's wife to gawky, dreaming teen." - TimeOut Chicago
"[A] tender, mournful portrait of fleeting glory and damaged souls in the indie-rock world" - Chicago Reader
Cyd Blakewell, Zack Buell, Chip Davis, Shane Kenyon and Brett Schneider.
AND THE WORK OF
Diane Fairchild (Lights), Misha Fiksel (Sound),
Stefin Steberl (Costumes), and Annette Vargas (Set)
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