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Chicago, Illinois 60613

After a sold out, critically acclaimed and Jeff Award Recommended run at Theater Wit, Route 66 Theatre Company brings 'A Twist of Water' to the Mercury Theatre and mark the grand re-opening of this treasured, Chicago theater under the Executive Direction of Walter Sterns. 'A Twist of Water,' by Caitlin Montanye Parrish, co-created with and directed by Erica Weiss, features Stef Tovar as Noah, a gay, widowed history teacher, raising his adopted African-American daughter Jira (Falashay Pearson) alone in the wake of his husband's death in a car accident. When Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah's already grief-stricken and strained relationship with his child is pressed to the breaking point. As he struggles to hold on to and rebuild his family, a burgeoning new romance with a younger man (Alex Hugh Brown) serves to complicate matters, but may also be a saving grace.

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