FROM PRIDE FILMS AND PLAYS' 2016 PRESS RELEASE:
" Pride Films & Plays is excited to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Ten Dollar House by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer which will be directed by Michael D. Graham, and running at Piccolo Theatre in Evanston from January 7 to 31. The press opening is Saturday, January 9 at 7:30 pm.
In this true story of love and historic preservation set in Depression-era Wisconsin, a London-based decorator and a local drifter fall in love as they restore a dilapidated rock cottage. With a “gay marriage” that hides in plain sight, Bob Neal and Edgar Hellum create Pendarvis house, an improbable business venture that transforms an entire town.
Ten Dollar House premiered this year at Broom Street Theatre in Madison, and was a finalist for 2015 New Works Festival at St. Paul’s History Theater. Evanston writers Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer developed Ten Dollar House with PFP through staged readings in Wisconsin, Chicago and Evanston.
The cast features Scott Patrick Sawa (Bob Neal), Joseph Anderson (Edgar Hellum), PFP Ensemble Member Tom Chiola (William Gundry), Jean Marie Koon (Marjorie King), Mindy Barber (Betty Cass), and Nathan Elder (Understudy).
Ten Dollar House, by Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer, directed by Michael D. Graham, with costumes by Joshua D. Allard, has previews on Thursday and Friday, January 7 and 8 at 8 pm ($15). Regular performances are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm and Sunday at 3 pm through January 31. Tickets are $22 Thursdays, and $27 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Discounts are available for students and seniors.
In their work as librarians, Rick Kinnebrew and Martha Meyer regularly wrote and performed plays at schools, reaching thousands of children. Their play Ten Dollar House premiered at Broom Street Theater in Madison earlier this year. Rick studied playwriting at Chicago Dramatists and Victory Gardens Theatre, which sponsored a staged reading of his play Rise. "
THE PREMIERE OF TEN DOLLAR HOUSE staged at Broom Street Theater in Madison, WI March-April, 2015
For More Info on the Premiere Production at Broom Street Theater CLICK HERE.
STAGED READINGS BY PRIDE FILMS & PLAYS:
Stage 773 in Chicago, May 2013
Piven Theatre in Evanston, January 2013
Mineral Point Opera House, Wisconsin, June 2013