Audio Theater Review: Red Orchid Theatre Speaks ‘In Quietness’

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CHICAGO – Marriage is a complex dynamic, and the subtle but effective “In Quietness,” currently at Chicago’s Red Orchid Theatre through March 10th, jumps the nuptial institution through some unusual hoops in exploration of religion, fidelity and promises made/broken. For information and tickets, click IN QUIETNESS. Comedy/Tragedy Rating: 4.0/5.0
Play Rating: 4.0/5.0

A former high-flying businesswoman named Maxine (Brittany Birch) follows her born-again husband Paul (Joe Edward Metcalfe) to a Southern Baptist seminary, after their marriage suffers infidelity. There she enrolls as a student at the Homemaking House, the nation’s premier training ground for wifely duties, facilitated by frenetic Terri (Kirsten Fitzgerald) and shared with her roommate Beth (Alexandra Chopson). When Beth’s fiancee Dusty (Adam Shalzi) arrives, his presence is surprisingly counter intuitive. Meanwhile, Max and Paul remain married.

Red Orchid Theatre Presents ‘In Quietness’
Photo credit: Evan Hanover for Red Orchid Theatre

Patrick McDonald of audio review of “In Quietness” …

”In Quietness” is at the Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 North Wells Street in Chicago, through March 10th, 2024. Featuring Kirsten Fitzgerald, Brittany Birch, Alexandra Chopson, Joe Edward Metcalfe and Adam Shalzi. Written by Anna Ouyang Moench. Directed by Dado. For more information on Red Orchid Theatre, click here. senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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