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This show closed on February 29, 2020

About Chasing the River

Recently released from prison, a young woman returns to her childhood home - the scene of the crime that put her away when she was just a teenager. Still entwined in the memories of her tumultuous youth, she struggles to break free and focus on her future. Chasing the River is about survival, second chances and learning to bet on yourself.

This is he world premiere production of Jean Dobie Giebel’s CHASING THE RIVER, directed by Ella Jane New. CHASING THE RIVER was a finalist for the ATHE Excellence in Playwriting Award and has been optioned for TV.

Starring: Caroline Orlando as Beth, Robyne Parrish* (OBR: The Giant Hoax) as Margaret, Christina Elise Perry* (Keith Huff’s Six Corners) as Kat, David Rey (Wait Until Dark) as Sam, Sara Thigpen* (NYIT Award- Outstanding Actress in a Featured Role) as Aunt Addie, David Wenzel (Film: Meet Joe Black) as Nathaniel. *Actor’s performing courtesy of Actors’ Equity. AEA approved showcase.

Set design by Raye Levine Spielberg, lighting design by Michael Abrams, sound design by Greg Russ and fight choreography by Nick Fondulis. Publicity by Katie Rosin/Kampfire PR.

Run Time

1hr 40min

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The drama is raw and unflinching with a dash of humor
Theater That Matters
An outstanding example of theater that can make a difference.
DC Metro Theater Arts
A moving and engaging night of theater that is intelligently handled by all cast and crew; Chasing the River is what good, solid theater is all about.
Theater Pizzazz

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312 West 36th Street, New York, NY 10018

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