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by Ike Holter 


Previews: April 14 – April 17, 2016

Regular Run: April 21 – May 29th, 2016

New Dates Added! Now extended through June 4th, 2016.


A World Premiere by one of Chicago’s hottest emerging playwrights. It’s summertime in Chicago. Over a year after his supposed death, a young man returns to his former apartment: alive, well, and with a new found ambition to fix what went wrong.  A miracle reunion turns into a catastrophic disaster as the past catches up with the present and old debts return, expecting payment in full.  What does growing-up mean and is it even desired in this day and age?


Check out photos from Sender Rehearsal!

Cast & Artists


  • Tess: Mary Williamson
  • Lynx: ensemble member Steve Haggard                           
  • Jordan: Steven Wilson         
  • Cassandra: McKenzie Chinn
  • u/s Tess: Laura Tatar
  • u/s Jordan: Joseff Stevenson


  • Playwright: Ike Holter
  • Directed by: ensemble member Shade Murray
  • Stage Manager: S.G. Heller   
  • Assistant Stage Manager: Jamie Crothers
  • Scenic/Lighting Design: ensemble member Mike Durst
  • Costume Design: Alexia Rutherford
  • Sound Design: ensemble member Joseph Fosco
  • Props Design: Bronte DeShong
  • Dramaturg: Josh Altman
  • Technical Director: John Wilson
  • Scenic Artist: Anthony Venturini
  • Assistant Director: Eva Gemlo

*Please be advised Sender contains adult language and mature themes.

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Photo Credit: Jim Kirkhoff


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