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Photos: A Red Orchid Theatre's "In Quietness"

Anna Ouyang Moench’s Look at Self, Family, Community, and Faith Runs Through March 3, 2024

Chicago, Illinois (January 22, 2024) – A Red Orchid Theatre  today released production stills for the Chicago Premiere of IN QUIETNESS by Anna Ouyang Moench, directed by Ensemble Member dado. IN QUIETNESS runs January 21 – March 3, 2024 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells in Chicago. Tickets ($20-$45) are available by calling the theatre box office at (312) 943-8722 or visiting

Photos by Evan Hanover

A former consultant follows her born-again husband to a Southern Baptist seminary. There, she enrolls as a student at the Homemaking House, the nation’s premier training ground for future homemakers and a place where marital bliss means never having to say thank you for cleaning the toilet. IN QUIETNESS asks us all to consider how fidelity to self, family, community, and faith coexist as we work to manifest our futures.    


The production features Ensemble Member Kirsten Fitzgerald(Terri) with Brittany Burch (Max), Alexandra Chopson (Beth), Joe Edward Metcalfe (Paul), and Adam Shalzi (Dusty). Understudies are Will Burden (U/S Paul), Jasper Johnson (U/S Dusty), Jin Park (U/S Beth), and Halie Robinson (U/S Max). 


The creative team includes Ensemble Member Grant Sabin(scenic design), Kotryna Hilko (costume design), Heather Gilbert (lighting design), Amina Gilbert (assistant lighting design), Jeffrey Levin (sound design), Rowan Doe (properties design), Christina Gorman (intimacy director), Tom Daniel(technical director), Hannah Bolstad (Master Electrician), Lauren Lassus (stage manager), Josh Fitch (assistant stage manager), Patrick Starner (production manager), and Brady Johnson (dramaturg). 




Written By: Anna Ouyang Moench

Directed By: dado

Cast: Kirsten Fitzgerald (Terri) with Brittany Burch (Max), Alexandra Chopson (Beth), Joe Edward Metcalfe (Paul), and Adam Shalzi (Dusty). Understudies are Will Burden (U/S Paul), Jasper Johnson (U/S Dusty), Jin Park (U/S Beth), and Halie Robinson (U/S Max)

Creative Team: Grant Sabin (Scenic Design), Kotryna Hilko(Costume Design), Heather Gilbert (Lighting Design), Amina Gilbert (Assistant Lighting Design), Jeffrey Levin (Sound Design), Rowan Doe (Properties Design), Christina Gorman(Intimacy Director), Tom Daniel (Technical Director), Hannah Bolstad (Master Electrician), Lauren Lassus Stage Manager), Josh Fitch (Assistant Stage Manager), Patrick Starner(Production Manager), and Brady Johnson (Dramaturg).

Dates: January 11 - March 3, 2024

Open-Captioned Performances: Friday January 26 at 7 p.m. and Sunday February 18 at 3 p.m.

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

Location: A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells St.

Tickets: $35-$45 regular run. $35 Thursdays; $40 Friday and Saturday matinee; $45 Saturday evening and Sunday matinee. Student, senior, and group discounts available. 

Box Office: (312) 943-8722 or online at 

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Images available at the Media Center at this link


A Red Orchid Theatre has served as an artistic focal point in the heart of the Old Town community of Chicago since 1993 and was honored with a 2016 MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. Over the past 31 years, its Resident Ensemble has welcomed into its fold an impressive array of award-winning actors, playwrights, and theatre artists with the firm belief that live theatre is the greatest sustenance for the human spirit. A Red Orchid is well known and highly acclaimed for its fearless approach to performance and design in the service of unflinchingly intimate stories. 


A Red Orchid Theatre is: Karen Aldridge, Lance Baker, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Esteban Andres Cruz, dado, Mike Durst, Sherman Edwards, Myron Elliott, Jennifer Engstrom, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Joseph Fosco, Steve Haggard, Levi Holloway, Mierka Girten, Lawrence Grimm, John Judd, Karen Kawa, Karen Kessler, Travis A. Knight, Danny McCarthy, Shade Murray, Brett Neveu,  Sadieh Rifai, Grant Sabin, Steve Schine, Michael Shannon, Guy Van Swearingen, Doug Vickers, and Natalie West. 

Sponsor Information 

A Red Orchid Theatre remains grateful for the support of our board, donors, and loyal audience who continue to champion our ambitious and powerful storytelling. These sponsors help to create a platform for our talented Ensemble to reach new audiences, and ensure that we remain a source for honest, compassionate, and aesthetically rigorous theatre-making. 


A Red Orchid Theatre’s 31st Season is sponsored by Kamehachi, Picnic Wine & Provisions, Roost Roastery, and The Understudy. The Developmental Production Sponsor for In Quietness is Kate Gray. 


Interested in sponsoring a production? By partnering with us as a sponsor, you will help to take our work to the next level of artistic excellence, while also receiving deeper access to our artists and the creative process. To learn more, please contact Artistic Director Kirsten Fitzgerald at or 312-943-8722. 


COVID-19 Policies as of August 1, 2023 

We are no longer requiring patrons to show proof of vaccination at their time of entry. Masks are encouraged, but not required in A Red Orchid Theatre's space. All protocols are subject to change based on recommendations from WHO and CDC and our unions. Additional safety policies and precautions can be found at:

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