By Scott Woldman World Premiere
What would it take to make you embrace your inner Ralph Macchio? Use your fists in anger? Smoke pot from a potato? Beaten, a world-premiere play from Chicago Dramatist resident playwright Scott Woldman, picks up a year after daughter Chloe suffers serious injury at the hands of her true love Jason. Housebound and haunted, Chloe is cared for by her cancer-stricken, pot-smoking grandmother and her desperately tightly-wound mother, whose own complicated relationship pushes and pulls at the recovering girl. Add to the mix nerd-next-door Greg, who yearns to be Chloe’s knight in shining armor, and you have the intimate story of five people who refuse to give in to the idea that love may not beat all. Directed by Artistic Home ensemble member Katherine Swan, featuring ensemble members Kathy Scambiatterra and Kristin Collins, with guest artists Kathryn Acosta, Conor McCahill and Joe Wiens
June 30-August 11, 2013
"An American masterpiece debut. Superb. A must see."
- The 4th Walsh
"The cast acts the bloody stuffings out of it. Riveting."
- Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
"A superbly acted world premiere."
- Chicago Tribune
"Searing and incredibly funny. Highly recommended."
- Time Out Chicago
"Terrific performances. Highly recommended"
- Chicago Critic
"Nuanced and honest performances. Captivating"
- Chicago Theater Review