Set entirely in an Uptown bike shop, a new play called RIDE examines the issues that stem from cyclists and motorists struggling to respect each other’s space in the streets of Chicago and the fatal results that can come from these misunderstandings.
RIDE is set in a bike shop whose owner, Cal, has been hit by a cab and killed while riding his bike.
There, his estranged siblings encounter Cal’s mechanic and his girlfriend, leaving these four individuals to quarrel over the destiny of the shop as they attempt to align Cal’s wishes and dreams with their own desires.
Under the Rug Theatre Company is producing RIDE with help in part from local organizations, including Active Transportation Alliance, Bikes ‘N Roses, the Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce/SSA #33, and the American Diabetes Association, including their Tour de Cure event. Under the Rug Theatre Company debuts with the world premiere of RIDE, written by Neil Connelly.
RIDE will run at The Den Theatre (1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wicker Park) from Fri., March 4 to Sun., April 3, with performances scheduled Thur., Fri. and Sat. at 7:30 p.m. and Sun. at 6 p.m.
Are you a member of Active Trans? Join us for a conversation about the performance, cycling, and our Crash Support Hotline following the March 24 performance.
RSVP on the facebook event page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. You can join Active Trans and help fund our Crash Support Hotline as well as other advocacy/education initiatives by visiting us at www.activetrans.org.
By tickets online, call 617.721.0675 or email email@example.com or @UTR_theatre.