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"Nobody in Chicago does adolescent angst quite like the Side Project... the intimate Rogers Park company treats young-adult characters as if they’re no less complicated than those in Ibsen."

Time Out Chicago

Production Detail


Everything will be fine for sixteen year-old Chloe once this afternoon's abortion is checked off her list. Likewise, her boyfriend Declan has finally found the courage to go off his anger meds and keep his hyper-concerned mother at bay. Two suburban teenagers try to navigate love, anger, and the bewildering adults who orbit their world.

"THREE AND A HALF STARS ... stark and effective." - Kerry Reid, CHICAGO TRIBUNE

"Recommended...the proverbial calm right before the Category 4 storm ...one long 100-minute drop in barometric pressure." -- Alex Huntsberger, NEW CITY

"Recommended... Tenges isn't afraid to let his characters utter some pretty dreadful shit concerning empathy, sex, and love, but he also backs up that darkness with flashes of unexpected warmth. In Webster's staging, lights dim, then return for just a few seconds, creating effective micromoments of anticipation." Chloe Riley, CHICAGO READER

"FIVE STARS ...refuses to offer any easy resolutions, but portrays loneliness, the world, and what it does to the characters within the play with humor, pathos, and compassion." Around the Town Chicago

"...tense and urgent...Tenges exposes the layers deep within us, even those we think no one else can see truly wonderful staging...go and check it out." Chicago Stage Standard

Bryan Breau, Kirsten D'Aurelio, Aaron Lockman, Grace Melon, Josh Odor,
Mike Rice and Shawna Tucker


by Robert Tenges
directed by Adam Webster

July 9 - August 23, 2015

Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30P.M.
(Sat., August 15 at 8:30P.M.)
Sundays at 2P.M.