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First Images Released for 'brother sister cyborg space'

Futuristic Climate Parable Runs February 12 - March 17, 2024


CHICAGO, Illinois (January 25, 2024) – Chicago’s Raven Theatre Company today released two first look images of their upcoming World Premiere of Paul Michael Thomson’s brother sister cyborg space, set to run February 12 - March 17, 2024 (previews February 8 - 11). Directed by three-time Jeff Award winner Terry Guest, the timely tale of climate crisis appears on Raven Theatre’s stage at 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets ($45) on sale now at www.raventheatre.com


Photo credit: Jenn Udoni (Franco Images)


In the too-close-for-comfort future, an environmental justice organizer named Giselle and her billionaire baby brother Elon are (unsurprisingly) at odds. She believes the earth and her people are worth saving; he marvels at the potential in starting over somewhere new. Meanwhile, his virtual assistant Ava has some very nuanced opinions of her own. (Who programmed her to talk so much?!) Set against the backdrop of a rapidly-accelerating climate crisis, brother sister cyborg space explores political divisions within families, an expanding definition of humanity and what we’ll do when time runs out.


Starring Matt Bowdren as “Elon,” Brittney Brown as his sister “Giselle,” and Charence Higgins as the voice of AI virtual assistant “Ava,” the production marks the second show in Raven’s 41st season.


Raven Theatre’s brother sister cyborg space runs February 12 - March 17, 2024, with previews February 8 - 11. Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. on the Johnson Stage at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. Tickets are $45, with discounts available for students, military, and industry ($35 previews); to purchase tickets and for more information about Raven Theatre’s 41st season, visit www.raventheatre.com


FACT SHEET:

brother sister cyborg space


Title: brother sister cyborg space


Written By: Paul Michael Thomson


Directed By: Terry Guest


Cast: Matt Bowdren (Elon), Brittney Brown (Giselle), Charence Higgins (Voice of Ava)


Production Team: Lucy Whipp (Production Manager), Brenna DiStasio (Assistant Director), Deya Friedman (Stage Manager), Racquel Postiglione (Costume Designer), Levi Wilkins (Lighting Designer), Michael Commendatore (Projections Designer), Steven Abbott (Scenic Designer), Jeffrey Levin (Sound Designer), Victoria Nassif (Intimacy Coordinator), Ben Lipinski (Technical Director), Catherine Miller (Casting Director), Sarah Slight (Dramaturg), Emma Sipora Tyler (Assistant Dramaturg)


Dates: February 12 - March 17, 2024 (Previews February 8 - 11)


Press Opening: February 12, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.


Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.


Location: Raven Theatre (6157 N. Clark St.)


Tickets: General Admission: $45; Student, Military, and Industry tickets $15. Previews $35.


Box Office: www.raventheatre.com 


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ABOUT RAVEN THEATRE COMPANY

Raven Theatre tells stories of today and the past that connect us to our cultural landscape. Through its plays, as well as its educational programming, Raven is committed to serving our communities’ needs through the arts. Raven Theatre Company is funded in part by Polk Bros Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, S&C Electric Company Fund, Paul M. Angell Foundation, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. For more information: www.raventheatre.com

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