YOU FOR ME FOR YOU

 

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"Here, time has virtually stopped."

“Richly strange… the most epic theatrical venture I’ve seen” - The Guardian

 

Two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World,” only to be separated at the border. Now in two strange and separate worlds filled with outrageous characters, they must navigate barriers of language and bureaucracy, reckon with the ways that culture and country can shape us, and discover that survival requires sacrifice. Playwright Mia Chung weaves myth and striking imagery into a deeply affecting and surprisingly funny adventure, portraying the endless lengths to which two sisters will go to find one another again.

 

Approximate run time: 100 minutes, without intermission

 

March 4 - April 8, 2018

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Production Sponsors

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Friday, March 16: 6:30pm Touch Tour; 8pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Thursday, March 15: 8pm performance

Sunday, March 18: 2:30pm performance

Thursday, March 22: 8pm performance

Sunday, March 25: 2:30pm performance

CAST

PRODUCTION TEAM

PHOTOS

PRESS

★★★1/2!

"Passes like a fever dream... This Chicago premiere hits on nearly all the cylinders, both enlarging Chung’s linguistically rich dialogue and finding moments of spare poignancy."

Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

 

"Recommended! Chung’s play is like a mural constructed out of sharps of colored glass, dazzling from a distance, a triumph of vision when viewed up close."

Kevin Greene, New City

 

Reader Recommended!

"Fresh and compelling... The production has considerable grace and power, thanks in part to Green’s fine, on-point ensemble."

Jack Helbig, Chicago Reader

 

"Chung's inventive script is brought to life with uniform wit and precision by the cast of six... You for Me for You is a must-see production from Sideshow Theatre Company."

Adelaide Lee, TheaterMania

 

"The play's simple but diverse theatrical devices are highly engaging."

Jonathan Abarbanel, Windy City Times

 

"Chung’s use of language is delightful... Imaginative, poetic and touched with magical realism."

Nancy Bishop, Third Coast Review

 

"A dazzling fantasy for smart theatergoers to admire and enjoy... A visually impressive and creative new production by director Elly Green."

Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review

 

"I absolutely adored this production... The strong performances, the set design, it's the tightest 90 minutes you're likely to find on a Chicago stage."

Kelly Kleiman, Dueling Critics, WDCB

 

"Highly Recommended! Chung’s use of language throughout the text is remarkable [and] the staging by director Elly Green is masterful."

Taryn Smith, Picture This Post

 

★★★★

"You for Me for You brings us creatively into the gap between Eastern and Western society, drops us there for ninety minutes, and then lets us walk away with our minds percolating with the ideas it presented. It’s a play that will stick with you long after it is over."

Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage

by Mia Chung

directed by Elly Green

 

March 4 - April 8, 2018

Richard Christiansen Theatre at Victory Gardens

2433 N Lincoln Avenue

 

Run time: 100 minutes, without intermission

“Richly strange… the most epic theatrical venture I’ve seen” - The Guardian

 

Two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World,” only to be separated at the border. Now in two strange and separate worlds filled with outrageous characters, they must navigate barriers of language and bureaucracy, reckon with the ways that culture and country can shape us, and discover that survival requires sacrifice. Playwright Mia Chung weaves myth and striking imagery into a deeply affecting and surprisingly funny adventure, portraying the endless lengths to which two sisters will go to find one another again.

 

 

Production Sponsors

          

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Friday, March 16: 6:30pm Touch Tour; 8pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Thursday, March 15: 8pm performance

Sunday, March 18: 2:30pm performance

Thursday, March 22: 8pm performance

Sunday, March 25: 2:30pm performance

“Richly strange… the most epic theatrical venture I’ve seen” - The Guardian

 

Two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World,” only to be separated at the border. Now in two strange and separate worlds filled with outrageous characters, they must navigate barriers of language and bureaucracy, reckon with the ways that culture and country can shape us, and discover that survival requires sacrifice. Playwright Mia Chung weaves myth and striking imagery into a deeply affecting and surprisingly funny adventure, portraying the endless lengths to which two sisters will go to find one another again.

 

 

Production Sponsors

          

 

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

 

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Sideshow is happy to provide the following accessible services for the performances listed:

 

Audio Description and Touch Tour:

Friday, March 16: 6:30pm Touch Tour; 8pm performance

 

Open Captioning:

Thursday, March 15: 8pm performance

Sunday, March 18: 2:30pm performance

Thursday, March 22: 8pm performance

Sunday, March 25: 2:30pm performance