October 16 – November 24, 2018
By Calamity West
Directed by Elly Green
Featuring: Liz Sharpe, Paloma Nozicka*, Peter Moore, Andrew Swanson*, Diego Colón*, Helen Joo Lee, Shariba Rivers, and Asia Jackson.
IN THE CANYON is a new American saga by Calamity West spanning from 2007 to 2067. In an exploration of the present attack on Roe v. Wade, this world premiere chronicles a story of survival, and imagines the decline of a broken society. When the sun begins to set on a shattered world, the canyon rocks and walls come alive and a story of resistance is birthed.
★★★1/2! (out of 4) 'In the Canyon' is a terrific Calamity West play that begins with controversy and only gets riskier."
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
★★★★! (out of 5) "A full-throated, pro-choice, pro-women, anti-Trump war cry."
-Time Out Chicago
"In the Canyon” is iconic. It is a definitive example of the bold new work we have come to expect from Jackalope Theatre.
"A bold intelligent production... Makes the Jackalope Theatre Company feel like the center of something extraordinary."
"A play set in a near-future so plausible it feels as though we’re already, inescapably, locked into it." - ReScripted
"Calamity West’s new play lives and breathes—taking our false sense of security and undermining it slowly and with great precision."
Third Coast Review