Watch on the Rhine 

Written By Lillian Hellman 
Directed by Cody Estle 

In this inspirational play, Hellman presents a pre-World War II America with a call to action aimed directly at the heart of the family. What at first appears to be a charming drawing room comedy quickly turns to mystery and international intrigue. Family ties are tested, politics are questioned and one man steps out from safety to make the ultimate sacrifice. In Watch on the Rhine, Hellman challenges us to examine our own complacency in the face of world events, even when the atrocities occur an ocean away. 

Featuring: Kathy Scambiatterra, Kristin Collins, Scot West, Tiffany Bedwell, Josh Volkers, John Stokvis, Lorraine Freund, Brandon Boler, Declan Collins, Elodie Tougne and Liam Dahlborn.

Scenic Design:  Jeff Kmiec
Lighting Design: Garvin Jellison
Sound Design: Adam Smith
Costume Design: Lauren Roark
Prop and Set Dressing: Mary O’Dowd
Fight Choreography: Sam Hubbard
Assistant Director: Jack Bourgeois 

Performance Schedule

Performances: October 5- November 16, 2014
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email:

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

“This production is marked by strong acting, as we have come to expect from the Artistic Home crew...there is not a wrong note in the cast.”
— Nancy Bishop, Gapers Block