Silk Road Rising presents their first-ever holiday show with the world premiere of Christmas at Christine's, written and performed by Christine Bunuan and directed by J.R. Sullivan. The production will run December 1st to 23rd, 2016 at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. The Press Opening is Friday, December 2nd at 8:00pm.
This new holiday musical revue puts a Silk Road spin on the Christmas season. Chicago favoriteChristine Bunuan invites you into her world with Christmas at Christine's. Journey from California to Chicago to the Philippines to a Catholic-Jewish household, as Christine sings her way through the holiday songbook and a lifetime of yuletide memories.
The creative team for Christmas at Christine's includes Christine Bunuan (Playwright/Actor),J.R. Sullivan (Director), Ryan Brewster (Musical Director), Helen Colleen Lattyak (Stage Manager), Corey Pond (Production Manager), Yeaji Kim (Set and Projections Designer), Kristof Janezic (Lighting Designer and Master Electrician), Katie Vaughters (Costume Designer), Eric Backus (Sound Designer), and Alec Long (Props Master).
About the Artists
Christine Bunuan (Actor/Playwright) is a veteran of the Chicago stage. She earned her BFA in Acting from The Theatre School at DePaul University and has worked ever since. She has been seen on the Silk Road Rising stage in A Silk Road Cabaret: Broadway Sings The Silk Road and Re-Spiced: A Silk Road Cabaret. She was in the first national tour and Chicago sit down company of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (David Stone Productions). Other theatre companies where she has performed include Goodman, Steppenwolf, Chicago Shakespeare, TimeLine, Mercury, Chicago Children's Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Marriott Lincolnshire, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Mason Street Warehouse, TheatreSquared, and many more. Recently, Christine assistant directed shows at AboutFace and Prologue Theatre, expanding her knowledge of how things work on the other side of the table. She is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and serves on the Central Regional Board.
J.R. Sullivan (Director) is a director, producer, and writer, having worked in theaters nationwide as well as heading companies as artistic director. He was the Artistic Director of New York's Off-Broadway Pearl Theatre Company, presented with a Drama Desk Award in 2011, where he directed productions of Hard Times, Playboy of the Western World, Widowers' Houses, Biography, The Importance of Being Earnest, Richard II, A Moon for the Misbegotten, and the New York premiere of Wittenberg. Sullivan was the founder and producing director of the New American Theater in northern Illinois, and also served as associate artistic director for the Utah Shakespeare Festival, where he directed productions ranging from Shakespeare toTennessee Williams, including productions of Richard III, Hamlet, Henry V, The Glass Menagerie, and most recently, Amadeus. His work has also been seen in regional theaters nationwide, including the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Theatre X, Philadelphia's Arden Theatre, the Studio Theatre in Washington DC, the Delaware Theatre Company, and the Resident Ensemble Players at the University of Delaware. In Chicago he has directed for Northlight Theatre, American Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, Live Bait Theatre, Prop Theatre, and the Onyx Theatre. His adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, in collaboration with Joseph Hanreddy, have been produced at regional houses nationwide, including Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, the Oregon and Utah Shakespeare festivals, South Coast Repertory Theater, Round House Theatre, People's Light & Theater Company, The Cincinnati Playhouse, and Connecticut Rep.
Christmas at Christine's will run from December 1st to December 23rd, 2016. Performances will occur Thursdays at 7:30pm, Fridays at 8:00pm, Saturdays at 4:00pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays at 4:00pm. Two additional performances are scheduled for December 20th and December 21st at 7:30pm.
Tickets are $25 General Admission and $20 for Students, with group discounts available. For tickets or more information, please visit www.SilkRoadChristmas.org or call the Silk Road Rising Box Office at 312.857.1234 x201.