For $25, today's deal gets you two tickets to Route 66 Theatre Company's world premiere of A Twist of Water at Theater Wit (a $50 value). The play runs from February 17 through March 20, playing Thursday–Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m,, with a final performance on Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m.
A poignant love letter to Chicago, A Twist of Water tells the tale of Noah (Route 66 artistic director Stef Tovar), a gay, widowed teacher struggling to raise his adopted African American daughter. When his daughter decides to track down her birth mother and a younger man pings across Noah's romantic radar, his world is thrown into disarray as he struggles to hold onto the people he loves. Route 66 artistic associate Caitlin Montanye Parrish wrote the script for the play, infusing it with both humor and profound observations on what it means to be a family.
The Route 66 company grounds its plays in the Chicago style of forthright presentation and close connection with the audience, eschewing Brechtian distancing techniques such as hiding the stage under its foot while the audience searches for it frantically. Consult the schedule on Theater Wit's box-office page to ensure that your intended date doesn't conflict with any national fire drills or scheduled evacuations of Earth.