By Shannon Pritchard
Feast Productions and Jackalope Theatre, Chicago, IL
Lighting Designer: Lindsey Lyddan
Scenic Designer: Emily Tarleton
Costume Designer: Stephanie Cluggish
Sound Designer: Ray Rehberg
Composer: Patrick Budde
With: Will Kiley, Patrick Budde, Kristen Johnson, Maximillian Lapine, Stella Martin, and Sasha Smith
Photos: Justin Barbin
"Tended by the expert hands of playwright Shannon Pritchard and director Jessica Fisch, 'Traces' blossoms into a gorgeous reinterpretation of a brilliant story, sharp-witted as it is great-hearted, humorous as it is terrifying and familiar as it is fantastic... Fisch's greatest success is not only being able to adequately conjure great swaths of Chicago and keep the show's blood pumping, but conjure magic out of the very walls, in a way that the grandest space or the biggest budget could never match."
- Ben Kemper, Chicago Theatre Review
"Traces is a gem of a show that has loads of heart with magical realism and much sardonic comments on modern urban life among the single set... Director Jessica Fisch and playwright Shannon Pritchard are the real stars here as they combined to create a most worthy play. Traces is one of the finest world premieres I’ve witnessed in many a moon."
- Tom Williams, Chicago Critic