DEATH TAX

September 2 - October 12, 2014

Written by Lucas Hnath
Directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman

How much would you pay to stay alive?  As her health deteriorates, Maxine is convinced her daughter is paying Nurse Tina to “nudge” her into the grave before the new estate tax become law. So Maxine proposes a deal of her own, and the wild ride begins, delivering us, as the title suggests, straight to the intersection of America’s two inevitables. Darkly comedic, treacherously suspenseful, engaging and provocative.

★★★★★… continually surprising, morbidly funny

 Time Out Chicago

Provocative…whip-smart…You really can’t ask for anything more.

– Chicago Sun-Times

darkly hilarious

– Chicago Reader

a deliciously suspenseful mess of ethical dilemmas

– Newcity Stage

a lean, provocative drama

– Daily Herald

ARTISTS

HEIDI STILLMAN, Director
JOHN MUSIAL, Scenic Designer
SALLY DOLEMBO, Costume Designer
CHRISTINE A. BINDER, Lighting Designer
RICK SIMS, Composer/Sound Designer
MIEKA VAN DER PLOEG, Properties Designer
REBECCA PECHTER, Production Stage Manager

FEATURING

J. NICOLE BROOKS, Tina
DEANNA DUNAGAN, Maxine
RAYMOND FOX, Todd
LOUISE LAMSON, Daughter

LOOKINGGLASS ARTISTS

Lookingglass is an ensemble based company, with a dedicated group of artists composing its roster of Ensemble Members, Artistic Associates, and Teaching Artists.
J. NICOLE BROOKS
Ensemble Member
CHRISTINE A. BINDER
Artistic Associate
DEANNA DUNAGAN
Artistic Associate
RAYMOND FOX
Ensemble Member
LOUISE LAMSON
Artistic Associate
RICK SIMS
Artistic Associate
HEIDI STILLMAN
Ensemble Member
 

VENUE

Water Tower Water Works
821 N Michigan Ave

RUN TIME

Approximately 80 minutes with no intermission

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Death Tax contains adult language and is not recommended for young children.

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