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Photos/Video: A Red Orchid Theatre's World Premiere, "Turret"

Michael Shannon Stars in Levi Holloway’s Survivalist Thriller Running Through June 9, 2024 at the Chopin Theatre

Chicago, Illinois (May 13, 2024) A Red Orchid Theatre  today released images and b-roll from the World Premiere production of TURRET, written and directed by Ensemble Member Levi HollowayTURRET runs through June 9, 2024 at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division in Chicago. Tickets ($70) are available by calling the theatre box office at (312) 943-8722 or

Photo credit: Fadeout Media and Jesus Santos

Two men survive in a facility deep underground somewhere in the wild woods of the Pacific Northwest, hiding away from something terrible looming just outside. Ensnared in a relentless loop of endless tomorrows, they discover the wolf isn’t at the door, he’s already inside, waiting in the creeping darkness all around them. TURRET is an excavation of masculinity, love, loss and isolation; a claustrophobic carnival of carnage, carrier pigeons, cribbage, whiskey, music, mischief and mayhem. 




Title: TURRET 


Written By: Levi Holloway 


Directed By: Levi Holloway 


Cast: Michael Shannon (Green), Travis A. Knight (Rabbit), and Lawrence Grimm (Birdy


Creative Team: Grant Sabin (Scenic Design), Myron Elliott(Costume Design), Mike Durst (Lighting Design), Jeffrey Levin (Sound Design), Paul Deziel (Projection Design), Rowan Doe(Props Design), Max Fabian (Violence Director), Tom Daniel(Technical Director), JC Widman (Stage Manager), Faith Locke (Assistant Stage Manager), Taylor Owens (Assistant Stage Manager), Patrick Starner (Production Manager), Sadieh Rifai (Assistant Director), and Hilary Williams (Dramaturg/Script Supervisor). 


Dates: May 12 – June 9, 2024 


Press Opening: Sunday May 12, 2024 at 6 p.m. 


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


Location: The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W Division 

Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, with a 10 minute intermission


Tickets: $70 regular run. Student, senior, and group discounts available.  


Box Office: (312) 943-8722 or online  


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Images and b-roll 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. Production Sponsors for Turret are Beer Culture Center, Heidi Graham and Ellen Shannon, with additional support from The Saints Organization.  


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.  

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