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Photos: Facility Theatre's RIGHT NOW

Show Runs October 26 Through December 9, 2023 in Newly Renovated Space

CHICAGO, Illinois (October 24, 2023) - Chicago’s Facility Theatre today released production images for the U.S. Premiere of RIGHT NOW, the first new show to be performed in their renovated space at 1138 N. California Ave. RIGHT NOW runs October 26 - December 9, 2023, with performances on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; there will be no performances during Thanksgiving week. Tickets ($25 with some pay-what-you-can tickets available) are on sale now at

RIGHT NOW, written by Catherine-Anne Toupin and translated by Chris Campbell, is about Alice and Ben, a couple in an apartment building. Alice is bereft and haunted. While dealing with her mysterious and persistent neighbors next door, she struggles to keep a grasp on what is left of her shattered reality. RIGHT NOW is an unsettling modern folktale that explores the darker recesses of the mercurial relationships to motherhood, and the human ability to normalize our traumas.

Director Dado (she/her) returns to Facility after her critically acclaimed, mesmerizing staging of Jen Silverman’s production of PHOEBE IN WINTER and sold-out performances of the rarely produced RUSE OF MEDUSA by Erik Satie. She will direct a cast that includes Maria Stephens, Josh Odor, Shawna Franks, Elliot Baker and Facility’s Artistic Director Kirk Anderson.

Dado is a theater practitioner and visual artist in the Chicagoland area and an ensemble member with A Red Orchid Theatre,where she has directed and acted in many productions. She received critical acclaim for her restaging of A Red Orchid Theatre's SIMPATICO at the McCarter Theatre.

RIGHT NOW runs October 26 - December 9, 2023 with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at Facility Theatre (1138 N. California Ave.) except for Thanksgiving week; tickets are available for a suggested donation of $25 and are available at




Written By: Catherine-Anne Toupin

Translated By: Chris Campbell

Directed By: Dado

Cast: Maria Stephens; Josh Odor; Shawna Franks; Elliot Baker; Kirk Anderson

Production Team: Sam Hurwitz (Assistant Director); Katherine Swan (Assistant Director); Marz Allswede (Stage Manager); Jae Robinson (Assistant Stage Manager); Kirk Anderson (Set Designer); Richie Norwood (Lighting Designer); Brandii Champagne (Props Designer); Erin Sheets (Intimacy Director and Production Manager); Natasha Vuchurovich Dukich (Costume Designer); Lucy Elkin (Costume Design Assistant); Tom Daniels (Set Builder); Santiago Quintana (Sound Designer); Sam Clapp (Associate Sound Designer).

Dates: October 26 - December 9, 2023; no performances held during Thanksgiving week

Press Opening: October 26, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Location: Facility Theatre (1138 N. California Ave.)

Tickets: General Admission: $25 suggested donation; pay-what-you-can options available

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