***RECOMMENDED *** S.J. Spencer’s latest drama “Oxy, Ohio” is receiving its world premiere, in a very limited run, presented by the side project. Spencer has set his play in his hometown of Dayton, Ohio, which in 2016 was named the site of the most fatal drug overdoses of any region in America. His play, filled with plenty of humor and some very good acting, takes a closer look at the inhabitants of this relatively small town and makes a statement about the opioid epidemic in this country. Finally making its way into the forum of discussion due to heavy media attention, the loss of some high-profile celebrities and even our current administration in Washington, the extent of this epidemic is both alarming and tragic. 3 SPOTLIGHTS
“Oxy, Ohio” runs through October 14, 2018.
Approximate running time is 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission.
McKaw Theater (formerly the side project theatre) is located at 1439 West Jarvis Avenue, Chicago.
Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sunday at 2:00 PM.
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door.
Available at Brown Paper Tickets: https://m.bpt.me/event/3561000
More information at www.thesideproject.net
Read reviews by Carol Moore and Jeffrey Leibham at www.spotlightonlake.com.