Concluding its daringly provocative and triumphant 9th season, Dezart Performs will present CHAPATTI for the final eight performances of the season on March 31 through April 9, 2017.
CHAPATTI is a touching tale of the redemption found through friendship between human beings and the deep bond found in the companionship of our four-legged friends.
Deftly written by Irish playwright Christian O’Reilly, CHAPATTI is an unlikely love story. This heartwarming comedy/drama, set in Dublin, Ireland, centers on two lonely animal-lovers for whom romance is but a distant memory. When forlorn Dan and his dog Chapatti cross paths with the amiable Betty and her nineteen cats, an unexpected spark begins a warm and gentle story about two people re-discovering the importance of human companionship.
CHAPATTI made its world premiere in 2014 at Chicago’s Northlight Theatre, directed by BJ Jonesand starring Penny Slusher and the much-heralded TV, film, and Tony Award-winning stage actor, John Mahoney, two of Chicago’s finest actors
Directed by Dezart Performs Artistic Director Michael Shaw (CASA VALENTINA, CLYBOURNE PARK), CHAPATTI stars Dale Morris (critically-acclaimed “Charlotte” in Dezart Performs’ recent production of CASA VALENTINA)
and Dana Hooley (recipient of the 2014 Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play).
Set design by Thomas Valach with lighting by Phil Murphy. The production is co-produced by Michael Shaw and Clark Dugger.
DEZART PERFORMS Presents
March 31 – April 9, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays @ 7:30 p.m.
Matinees Saturdays and Sundays @ 2:00 p.m.
Pearl McManus Theater
(located at the historic Palm Springs Woman’s Club)
314 S. Cahuilla Rd., Downtown Palm Springs.
Tickets are $20-30
For information and tickets click here or by phone 760-322-0179
What critics say about CHAPATTI:
In its review, The Chicago Sun-Times stated: "Unfolding in a deft mix of heartache, despair and gentle comedy, the story is a mix of zesty self-narration and beautifully limned scene work. And it leaves you cheering for these two characters’ hard-won moments of happiness."
"An exquisite dramatic pas de deux…Christian O'Reilly's earnest, compassionate look at loneliness and our universal need for companionship, whether in the form of pets or other people. It speaks to everyone, but especially to the heartache and seclusion often felt by older men and women. Smiles, laughter and a few tears may be shed, but audiences will never forget the beauty and poignance of this tender story about two people who learn how to love." —ChicagoTheatreReview.com