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Krannert Center Events: November 2021: Origin Story

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By Nathan Alan Davis

Lisa Gaye Dixon, director

Tracing out the struggles and joys of Margaret, a young millennial working two jobs to pay off her student debt, Origin Story is a timely slice of American life. Sweet, funny, and with a bit of an edge, the production looks at the phenomenon of “quarter-life” crisis, without pulling punches, and without cynicism or naivete.

A native of Rockford, Illinois, and graduate of Illinois Theatre, award-winning young playwright Davis now lives in New York City. Davis’ Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea enchanted Krannert Center audiences in 2016, and Illinois Theatre is proud to present the Midwest premier of Origin Story.

Contains adult content.

Due to pandemic-related staffing shortages, Stage 5 Bar will be closed in the afternoon on Saturday, November 13.

Studio Theater

Friday, November 5th: 7:30pm

Saturday, November 6th: 7:30pm

Tuesday, November 9th: 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 10th: 7:30pm

Thursday, November 11th: 7:30pm

Friday, November 12th: 7:30pm 

Saturday, November 13th: 2:00pm

See the Krannert Center website for more details and to purchase tickets.

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