Deep Dish presents “Debris,” memoir in the making

December 23, 2013 

— Deep Dish Theater will present a developmental workshop of Debris, a new play written and performed by Katja Hill, Jan. 15-19.

Directed by Artistic Director Paul Frellick, the workshop continues the company's 13th season at University Mall.

Debris is a funny and moving memoir centered around Ms. Hill, her mother and a journey to Finland, her mother’s homeland. Traveling together, their trip becomes an exploration of their relationship and a revealing look at how memory functions in our lives.

Katja Hill has been a frequent presence on the Deep Dish stage, dating back to the inaugural season production of Shaw’s Arms and the Man, and including memorable turns in Polish Joke, The Misanthrope, Orson’s Shadow, Summer and Smoke, and Henceforward…, among many others. She also brought her earlier solo show, Cornucopia of Me, to the theater for a limited run in 2009.

The workshop will be presented with minimal production values and script in hand, as the text continues to evolve. Audience members will have the opportunity to share their thoughts on the play in post-performance conversations, and rewrites will go on throughout the five-performance run.

Performances begin Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday (matinee) at 2 p.m. Deep Dish is located in University. The performance on Saturday evening, Jan. 18, will coincide with the theater’s annual fundraising gala.

Tickets are $16. Tickets for the Saturday evening fundraiser are $60, or $100 per couple. Call 919-968-1515 for reservations and visit www.deepdishtheater.org for information.

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