A Twist Of Water

Route 66 Theatre Company's greatest artistic and commercial success to date is A TWIST OF WATER, written by Route 66 Artistic Associate and rising star playwright Caitlin Montanye Parrish. Directed by Associate Artistic Director Erica Weiss and starring Artistic Director Stef Tovar, A TWIST OF WATER was one of the biggest hits of the 2011 Chicago theatre season, earning a rare four star review from the Chicago Tribune, raves from critics and audiences, and national press when Mayor Rahm Emanuel made it his first appearance at a performing arts event since his election.

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After a six-week, sold-out run at Theater Wit, it was then transferred to Mercury Theater Chicago, where it ran for another two and a half months, making it the longest running show of the 2011 theatre season. TWIST received two Jeff Award nominations in the categories of Projection/ Video Design and the prestigious Best New Work, ultimately winning the 2011 Jeff Award for Projections Design.

This runaway hit for Route 66 raised their local and national profile to a level nearly unprecedented for a small, young company, and in the autumn of 2012, they remounted the original production Off-Broadway, at 59E59 Theaters in New York to great critical and audience acclaim.