TimeLine Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of Spill
The new play begins performances tonight.
The show examines the BP oil spill, which occurred off the shores of Louisiana on April 20, 2010, killed 11 people, and sent millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The explosion of the oil rig Deepwater Horizon, affected hundreds of lives, and Spill presents the stories of oil industry employees, fishermen, politicians, cleanup workers, scientists, and the families of those lost, using countless personal interviews as source material. The examination of the behind-the-news narrative paints a new, cohesive picture of the largest environmental disaster in U.S. history.
The play is written and directed by Leigh Fondakowski, and it features Caren Blackmore, Tim Decker, Kelli Simpkins, Craig Spidle, Justin James Farley, David Prete, Chris Rickett, Christopher Sheard, and Justine C. Turner.
The creative team includes Sarah Lambert (scenic design and dramaturg), Rachel Laritz (costume design), Betsy Adams (lighting design), André Pluess, U.S.A. (sound design), Mike Tutaj, U.S.A. (projections design), Vivian Knouse (properties design), Reeva Wortel (dramaturg), and Ari Clouse (stage manager).
Performances will run through December 19.