A tribute to beloved Chicago and its unique history, the Jeff Award Recommended A Twist of Water is a deeply funny and profoundly touching story of fathers and daughters, and what it means to be a family. A Twist of Water features Stef Tovar as Noah, a gay, widowed history teacher, raising his adopted African-American daughter Jira, played by Falashay Pearson, alone in the wake of his husband's death in a car accident. When Jira decides that she wants to seek out her birth mother, Noah's already grief-stricken and strained relationship with his child is pressed to the breaking point. As he struggles to hold on to and rebuild his family, a burgeoning new romance with a younger man, played by Alex Hugh Brown, serves to complicate matters, but may also be a saving grace. Route 66 Theatre Company in conjunction with Nerds at Heart, invite gay theatre-lovers and single seekers alike to view, mingle and nosh on Sunday, June 12th at the 4pm performance of A Twist of Water at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave.