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Failure: A Love Story

by Philip Dawkins

July 21st - September 4th

The performance runs approximately two hours with an intermission.

The year is 1928 and we meet the Fail sisters: Nelly, Jenny June, and Gerty. Born in that order. The sisters were bubbly, determined, and brittle. Also in that order. As with so many things in life such as blunt objects, disappearances and consumption, they never saw death coming. Failure is a magical, musical fable that follows the sisters’ triumphs and defeats. Set in the family home and clock shop, a rickety two-story building near the Chicago River, this funny, moving, and profoundly wise tale proves that everything has its time.

By Philip Dawkins
Directed by Xavier Custodio



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