Playing March 27-April 11

by Lee Blessing
Directed by Maxwell Schaeffer

Independence is the powerful, disturbing study of a family divided against itself. The setting is the small town of Independence, Iowa, at the lifelong home of Evelyn Briggs. Her oldest daughter, Kess, has come home at the request of her sister, Jo, who is concerned for Evelyn’s mental health. Kess wants to cut her family ties once and for all; Jo, a longtime virgin, has now become pregnant; while youngest daughter Sherry, salty-tongued and amoral, wants only to finish high school and leave home for good. In the end, each realizes that she must find her own heaven—or hell—in her own way.



2014-2015 Season

14-15_adOctober-November 2014
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield
Directed by Mark Littlejohn

January-February 2015
The Elephant Man
by Bernard Pomerance
Directed by Thomas D. Perrine

March-April 2015
Tallgrass’ Second Annual Dream Project: Independence
by Lee Blessing
Featuring actors Mary Bricker and Becky Scholtec
Directed by Maxwell Schaeffer



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