Six friends head out of the city on their annual retreat for the weekend. With no social media, no cellphones, no internet allowed all, this leaves them with one thing to do… look up from their screens and talk to each other. And when the liquor starts flowing and the tongues start to loosen, no conversation is uneventful and no topic is off-limits.

AT THE TABLE is a new comedy that begs the question: what happens when those with privilege are pushed to the periphery and a marginalized minority suddenly finds its voice amplified? Who is allowed at what discussion table, and who isn’t?

Our production originally ran February 10 – March 11, 2017 at the Berger Park Coach House, where it received rave reviews across the board (including a 4-star review from the Chicago Tribune) and sold out its entire run.

Shortly following its closing date, we announced that we would be remounting the show at The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage, June 29 – July 28, more than doubling our audience capacity. The remount repeatedly sold out, extended twice, and took its final bow on August 26.


Winner of 4 Jeff Awards:

Best Production – Play
Best Ensemble
Best Director (Spenser Davis)
Best Supporting Actress – Play (Echaka Agba)

Winner of 3 TimeOut Chicago Theater Awards:

Best Ensemble
Best Featured Performance in a Play (Echaka Agba)
Best Breakout Performance (Echaka Agba)
(Nominated for Best Production and Best Director, Spenser Davis)

Nominated for a Black Theater Alliance Award

Best Featured Actress in a Play (Echaka Agba)

CAST

  • EVAN LINDER | Stuart
  • ECHAKA AGBA | Lauren
  • ADAM SOULE | Nate
  • ELISE SPOERLEIN * | Chris
  • DAVID WEISS * | Elliott
  • JOHNARD WASHINGTON | Nicholas
  • JENNIFER CHEUNG | Sophie
  • BENJAMIN BROWNSON * | Leif
  • BOB PANTALONE | Stuart U/S
  • LAKECIA HARRIS | Lauren U/S
  • DAVID LIPSCHUTZ | Nate U/S
  • JULIA SKEGGS | Chris U/S (Summer Remount)
  • MICHELE STINE | Chris U/S (Initial Run)
  • TONY ROSSI | Elliott U/S
  • MATT SINGLETON | Nicholas U/S (Summer Remount, June & July)
  • JAMAL HOWARD | Nicholas U/S (Summer Remount, August)
  • DAVON ROBERTS | Nicholas U/S (Initial Run)
  • ADAM JOEL HUIZENGA | Leif U/S
  • DIANA LEE | Sophie U/S

 

CREW

  • SPENSER DAVIS * | Director
  • MICHAEL PERLMAN | Playwright
  • JD CAUDILL | Assistant Director (Summer Remount)
  • ANNA MEDILL | Assistant Director (Initial Run)
  • BENJAMIN BROWNSON *| Production Manager
  • ROSE HAMILL | Stage Manager
  • DAVID WEISS * | Dramaturg
  • WILLIAM ALLEN | Lighting Designer
  • TAYLOR HORST | Costume Designer
  • DEVON GREEN | Props Design
  • LIAM FITZGERALD | Technical Director (Summer Remount)
  • MIKE SANOW | Technical Director (Initial Run)
  • ELISE SPOERLEIN * | Casting Director

* company member
^ artistic associate

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