Written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Gary Griffin
Nov. 8 – December 14, 2013


When the Lafayettes descend upon a crumbling Arkansan plantation to liquidate their dead patriarch’s estate, his three adult children collide over clutter, debt, and a contentious family history. But after a disturbing discovery surfaces among their father’s possessions, the reunion takes a turn for the explosive, unleashing a series of crackling surprises and confrontations. Acclaimed director Gary Griffin (Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Sunday In The Park With George and Follies) directs a potent and exciting play about the trouble with inheritance and the art of repression. Appropriate was developed and workshopped through Victory Gardens’ IGNITION New Play Festival in 2012.


Gary Griffin: Director
Yu Shibigaki: Set Design
Janice Pytel: Costume Design
Jesse Klug: Lighting Design
Chris LaPorte: Sound Design
Jesse Gaffney: Prop Design
Ryan Bourque: Fight Choreographer
Dennis J. Conners: Stage Manager


Kirsten Fitzgerald: Toni
Keith Kupferer: Bo
Stef Tovar: Franz
Cheryl Graeff: Rachael
Leah Karpel: River
Alex Stage: Rhys
Jennifer Baker: Cassidy
Theo Moss: Ainsley
Mark Page: Ainsley