Tea with Edie and Fitz - - (opening performance) Tea with Edie and Fitz by Adam Pasen Directed by Jim Schneider
April 26 – June 9 Downstairs Mainstage Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Tea with Edie and Fitz chronicles the tempestuous meeting of literary icons Edith Wharton (Judith Hoppe) and F. Scott Fitzgerald (Madison Niederhauser) at her estate for tea in the 1920s. In scenes that jump backward and forward chronologically and span the entire globe (from glittering expatriate Paris to roaring post-WWI Manhattan), the play examines the lives of two authors at the height of their powers and imagines what may have happened in that meeting that led them to never speak again. Particular attention is paid to their relationships with their equally legendary partners: Fitzgerald and his beautiful and troubled Southern wife, Zelda (Nora Ulrey), and Wharton with the ghost of her mentor and longtime companion Henry James (Michael D. Graham). Tea with Edie and Fitz calls into question themes of gender, sanity, time, the purpose of art and the nature of love and loss. Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 7:30 PM Greenhouse Theater - Downstairs Mainstage 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Chicago, IL 60614 Phone: (773) 404-7336 E-Mail: email@example.com