Four Places*
Mar 28May 4, 2008
By Joel Drake Johnson


Sandy Shinner


Joel Drake Johnson


Mary Ann Thebus: Peggy
Peter Burns: Warren
Meg Thalken: Ellen
Jennifer Avery: Barb


Peggy’s usual lunch date (and drink) with her middle-aged children turns from routine conversation to life-changing revelation. Peggy, alternately sweet and acerbic, skillfully maneuvers to keep control of her waning power. Her two children must come to grips with the fact that parents, at any age, have lives that may be very independent of their children’s. Johnson creates indelible characters who are outrageously funny and painfully human. His recent Before My Eyes and The End of the Tour here at Victory Gardens, as well as A Fall to Earth and A Blameless Life at Steppenwolf, walk the line exquisitely between humor and compassion.

Production Team

Sandy Shinner: Director
Jack Magaw: Scenic Designer
Carol J. Blanchard: Costume Designer
Avraham Mor: Lighting Designer
Andre Pluess: Sound Designer
Tina Jach: Stage Manager