The Crowd You’re In With

by Rebecca Gilman
Directed by Anish Jethmalani
July 7- August 13, 2001

To breed or not to breed…
During a backyard barbecue on the 4th of July, we meet two couples in their early thirties – one on the brink of parenthood and the other trying to conceive. When the older couple from upstairs rattles the party, the friends’ sense of themselves and their future is changed. Are two people in love enough?

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“The wit and snap of dialogue and the profound issues explored make this a meaty 75 minutes” — Jonathan Abarbanel WBEZ

“The actors are impeccable” — Kelly Kleiman, WBEZ

“a sharply paced and well-acted production that benefits greatly from the intimacy of its venue, particularly with Roger Wykes’ spot-on backyard set,” — Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

“rich with fantastic dialogue and deft performances.. Jethmalani’s ensemble creates a marvelously well-defined septet of characters. The acting here is superb.” — Catey Sullivan, Pioneer Press

“If you have not yet discovered the 16th Street Theater in nearby Berwyn, now’s your chance to treat yourself to a smart, lively show”
— Doug Deuchler, Oak Park Journal

“If you haven’t been to one of their productions, you owe it to yourself to make the first trip to Berwyn- if you have been there before, you know what to expect, so order your tickets right away!”
— Alan Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

“Nice ensemble acting drives home Gilman’s thought-provoking backyard drama” — Tom Williams, Chicago Critic