Chicago actress Deanna Dunagan, who won a Tony Award as best actress for her role in "August: Osage County," and who most recently appeared in "Other Desert Cities" at the Goodman Theatre, will be featured in a play reading with the Route 66 theater company on Monday, May 20th. It will be held Upstairs at Mrs. Murphy's Irish Bistro, 3905 N. Lincoln. (Suggested donation: $5.)
The play being read, part of Route 66's Monthly Reading Series, will be Bill Cain's "How to Write a New Book for the Bible." Joining Dunagan will be actors Tim Decker, Randy Steinmeyer, and Route 66 artistic director Stef Tovar, with Damon Kiely directing.
Cain (a Jesuit priest as well as a playwright) has based his new work on his own experiences caring for his often-maddening (but always funny) dying mother. As told in a series of evocative flashbacks, the play reunites estranged members of the Cain family. As they emerge into new and often frightening roles, their questions speak to the heart of every family: What will never change...and what has to?
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