THE RBP PROUDLY PRESENTS OUR 13th SEASON
RAISED IN CAPTIVITY
Estranged twins Sebastian and Bernadette are reunited at their mother's funeral, after her death-by-errant-showerhead. The two siblings clumsily attempt to renegotiate their relationship while making space for others in their lives: Bernadette’s husband Kip, who decides to abandon his dental practice to become an artist, and Dr. Hillary, Sebastian’s extravagantly needy therapist who is prone to dissolving into a morass of self-recrimination. Paradoxically dark but comedic, absurd yet earnest, Nicky Silver’s award-winning work returns to Chicago.
Written by Nicky Silver
Directed by RBP Artistic Director Kathi Kaity
Andrew, a reporter for an online American magazine, awakens in the heart of the catacomb system hidden under Odessa, Ukraine. His only hope to see daylight again resides in Dariya – the dubious local whose cohorts drugged and robbed Andrew in the first place. The two attempt to escape the sinister buried labyrinth with nothing but dying flashlights and each other. But as each step takes them further into darkness, it becomes clear that their only chance at survival is through trusting one another.
A New Play by Michaela Heidemann
Directed by Colin David