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Sat. Series: Mary Ruth Clarke "Broadway, Ohio"
1105 W Chicago Ave
Room Number: Russ Tutterow Theater
1105 W Chicago Ave.
Mary Ruth Clarke
Synopsis: Burdened with $92,000 in student loan debt, a precocious stage director with a shiny new MFA from NYU is forced to return to her rust belt hometown, where she is bribed (for $92,000) into becoming the artistic director of the amateur Merry Art Players. This hour-long dramedy pilot episode is about a professional caught in an amateur’s world, getting an education she didn’t expect.
About Mary Ruth: Mary Ruth Clarke is a resident playwright at Chicago Dramatists. She co-wrote and starred in the original Meet the Parents and co-adapted it into the blockbuster version, starring Robert De Niro. Her play Bonhoeffer’s Cost just finished a run at The Agape Actors Co-op in Austin, Texas and has been produced at the Beacon Theater in Philadelphia, and the Provision Theater in Chicago. Agape also produced her farce Suffer The Long Night, co-written with her “Meet The Parents” partner, Greg Glienna.