In this world premiere drama, Chicago Playwright, Joni Arredia draws on two years of volunteer relief work in Haiti to bring us this story of perfect strangers, perfect friends. Twenty-two years after being forced to abandon the love of her life in Haiti, Josephine finally unlocks the truth about her past in the most unlikely of places. At the point of losing faith in her search, secrets long buried at last come to light. Can Jo face the truth about the love she left behind or will new revelations destroy a perfect reunion?
“The idea for STOOP TIME started on my front stoop, said Joni Arredia. “Every person I meet has their own, heart- warming and heart-wrenching story. We all need to be seen and heard with loving eyes and ears. That is my gift to perfect strangers, and for that shared moment on the stoop, they become my perfect friends.
Director, Jacqueline Stone says, “STOOP TIME reminds us that everyone we meet in life can one day be family. Those we meet along the way have the power to return, sometimes bringing with them surprising and life affirming outcomes. This story is a simple reminder of joy, love, hope, and the one that got away.”
STOOP TIME runs July 19 - August 10, 2014, Thurs.- Sat. at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 3:00pm at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago IL. Tickets range from $15-$32. Purchase the www.greenhousetheater.org or call 773-404-7336. Previews: July 17 and July 18 at 7:30. Opening Night on July 19, 2014 at 7:30pm.
A portion of ticket proceeds will benefit a Hut Outreach supported Women's Health Center located in Les Cayes, Haiti. Hut Outreach is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 1997 in Toledo OH. This humanitarian service organization is dedicated to supporting the life sustaining needs of the Haitian people.
Cast: Joni Arredia, Angela Bullard, Hilary Holbrook, Kaitlyn Griggs, Krystel McNeil, Colin Reeves, and Watson Swift. Production: Heather Gilbert-Lighting Designer, Martin Andrew-Set Designer, Joe Court-Sound Designer, Lauren Roark-Costume Designer, Tierra Novy-Props Designer, Mel Gill-Stage Manager, Danielle Stack-Production Manager.
You&Me Productions is a multi-faceted production company in Chicago, IL. Founded in 2013 by Joni Arredia, You&Me is dedicated to providing support and opportunities of artistic expression.