A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes


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Event Status
Oct. 10, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 11, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 12, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Oct. 16, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 17, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 18, 7:30 to 9 p.m.
Oct. 20, 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Oscar G. Brockett Theatre
Tickets on sale beginning August 6, 2024

by Kate Benson

Directed by Caley Chase 

For those of you just tuning in, Thanksgiving is already in progress here at Wembly kitchen. The stands are nice and full; it’s quite a crowd that’s gathered. They’re in for a real treat… 

A Thanksgiving play called by sports announcers. Every family holiday is full of tradition. Every family holiday is full of strife and joy. Where do our traditions come from? Why do we hold so tightly to them? Join the family at Wembly Stadium as they play the game called Thanksgiving Day: a day of gratitude in which we watch some people knock some other people down in order to get the ball over the line.

“Benson’s writing majorly impresses in its sheer tenacity.”– Theatremania


October 10-12, 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. 
October 13, 20 at 2:00 p.m. 

About the DIRECTOR

Caley Chase (she/her) directs theatre and live performance. She has directed, developed and assisted work at the The Huntington, Powerhouse Theater, ART, Trinity Rep, Shakespeare & Co, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Speakeasy Stage and Breaking & Entering Theatre, among others. Recent credits: Macbeth (Powerhouse Theater at Vassar), The Mikvah Project by Josh Azouz (Texas Theatre and Dance Studio Series), Then We’ll Rest by Eliya Smith (Cohen New Works Festival), untitled memory project (Cohen New Works Festival), Choreomaniac 1518 by Malena Pennycook (UTNT (UT New Theatre)). Caley holds a B.A. from Brandeis University and is currently pursuing a M.F.A. in Theatre (Directing) at The University of Texas at Austin. caleychase.com


A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN NOVEMBER ON THE BANKS OF THE GREATEST OF THE GREAT LAKES is presented through special arrangement with TRW PLAYS 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. www.trwplays.com 

A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes was first produced in New York City by New Georges (Suan Bernfield, Producing Artistic Director; Jaynie Saunders Tiller, Managing Director; Sarah Cameron Sunde, Deputy Artistic Director) and WP Theater (Lisa McNulty, Producing Artistic Director; Michael Sag, Managing Director).

Tickets on sale beginning August 6, 2024

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