The Towle Theater opens its 13th Season with the world premiere of “Crashing with Flamingos” by Jim Henry. Jim is a Resident Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and has written numerous plays and has received several awards for his work. Jim Henry’s play 7th Monarch had a 3 month run off-Broadway at the Acorn Theatre on 42nd St. 7th Mon-arch is the winner of three playwriting awards: Plays for the 21st Century (Dallas, TX), DramaRama 2000 (San Francisco, CA), and The Panowski Award (Marquette, MI). Other productions include The Road Theatre – North Hollywood CA, Chicago Street Theatre, LaCrosse Community Theatre and Missouri Valley College. Mr. Henry’s first play, The Angels of Lemnos has been produced throughout the US and in Australia. Angels world premiered at Chicago Dramatists and won Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work. The play ran for five months in Los Angeles receiving an L.A. Times Critic’s Choice, rave reviews from Variety, and a Robby Award for Best New Play.
The Towle Theater is proud to produce this world premiere with a stellar cast. The show follows Eric, who can do no wrong. Ev-erything he touches seems to end up in the pink. One of his co-workers, Bury, is laid off from his job and locked out of his apartment on the same day. Eric comes to the rescue by offering his sofa-sleeper to Bury until he is back on his feet. Instead of being rescued, Bury is thrown into the middle of the implosive relationship between Eric and his neurotic and quirky shut-in wife Peg. What Eric and Peg don’t know? Bury is about to heap his own pile of baggage into this magnificent mess.
Playing Peg Flamingo is Amy Gorelow (Chicago) who was last seen in the Towle Theater’s production of Play Dates. The Towle welcomes newcomers Michael Pine (Chicago) as Eric Flamingo, Andrew Stachurski (Lisle) as Bury Zimmerman and Dustin Sutliff (Chicago) as Lou. The production is under the direction of Towle Theater Managing Director, Jeff Casey.
Performances for “Crashing with Flamingos’ are February 26-28, March 4-6, 10-13. Thursday thro-ugh Saturdays the production will begin at 8pm and on Sundays at 2pm. Tickets are only $19. March 11 will be a talkback with Jim Henry, the cast and production team. Every Friday performance is an Educator Appreciation Ni-ght with buy-one-get-one free tickets to all educators. Thursday, March 10th is Industry Night; anyone who provides proof of their work in a theater production will receive a buy-one-get-one free ticket. Reservations required for all promotional discounts. Children under six years of age are not permitted in the theater.
The Towle Theater is located in beautiful downtown Hammond at 5205 Hohman Avenue. Parking is available just off Fayette Street only steps away from the alley entrance at the back of the theater. For more information, please call 219-937-8780 or visit www.towletheater.org.