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Second Skin

  • The Den Theatre 1333 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL, 60622 United States (map)

A world premiere by Kristen Idaszak

Directed by Jess Hutchinson 

Presented by WildClaw Theatre

at the Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622

On these nights, you hear footsteps behind you.
But when you turn around, nobody’s there.
There’s just the smell of salt.
That’s me.

When Quinn discovers her estranged mother is dying, she returns to a home she fled long ago. As she cares for her mother, Quinn wrestles with disturbing childhood memories. What is her mother’s secret? What do the bedtime stories of Selkies her mother once told her really mean? Told in three interconnected monologues, SECOND SKIN (winner of the Kennedy Center’s Paula Vogel and Jean Kennedy Smith awards) investigates the fraught relationship between mothers and daughters, and how one mistake can reverberate across generations.

Earlier Event: August 28
Insurrection: Holding History