Presenting the midwest premiere of


By William Donnelly

Directed by Kimberly Senior

Nolan and Rebecca have moved on since their divorce – she to a new husband and he to a series of failed relationships. When an unexpected tragedy brings them back together, they’re forced to navigate a web of grief and guilt that leads to tears, laughter and ultimately, hope.

At once deeply touching and filled with humor,

NO WAKE takes an honest look at the grieving process

and the unexpected consequences it can bring.



Meet The Cast!

NO WAKE features Raymond Fox as Roger, Lia Mortensen as Rebecca, and Route 66 Artistic Director Stef Tovar as Edward.

No Wake 

By William Donnelly
Directed by Kimberly Senior
Featuring Lia Mortensen, Raymond Fox and Artistic Director Stef Tovar

Previews Wednesday, January 6 – Saturday, January 9, 2016
Press opening Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm
Regular run Thursday, January 14 – Sunday, February 7, 2016
Curtain times: Thursdays at 8:00 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm, Saturdays at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm
NO WAKE runs an hour and twenty minutes with no intermission.

Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Main Stage), 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Tickets: Previews: $25 adults. Regular run: $35 adults; $20 students. Discounts available for groups of 10 or more. Tickets are available at, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office.


William Donnelly’s (Playwright) plays have been produced by Portland Stage Company, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Group, Active Theater Company, Act II Playhouse, The Public Theatre (Lewiston, ME), Unicorn Theatre, Sacred Fools and Mill 6 Collaborative, among others. He has been the recipient of an Edgarton Foundation New American Play award and a Playwriting/New Theatre Works grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Magnetic North was awarded the Clauder Competition grand prize in 2006. Other plays include Homestead CrossingMotel StoriesThe Gas House and Painted Alice (music and lyrics by Michael Mahler).


Kimberly Senior (Director) is a freelance director and the director of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. Her New York and regional credits include: Disgraced (Broadway, Lincoln Center Theater 3), The Who and The What (La Jolla Playhouse, Lincoln Center Theater 3), Little Gem (City Theatre), Murder on the NileA Few Good Men (Peninsula Players), Mauritius (Theatre Squared, Fayetteville, AR). Her many Chicago credits include Rapture, Blister, Burn (The Goodman) The Diary of Anne Frank, Hedda Gabler, The Letters (Writers Theatre, where she is a Resident Director), 4000 Miles, The Whipping Man (Northlight Theatre), WantThe North Plan (Steppenwolf), My Name is Asher LevAll My SonsDolly West’s Kitchen (TimeLine Theatre, where she is an Associate Artist), Disgraced (American Theater Company), The Great God PanAfter the Revolution, MadagascarThe Overwhelming and The Busy World is Hushed (Next Theatre) and Waiting for Lefty (American Blues), among others. Kimberly is adjunct faculty at Columbia College, and is a proud member of SDC.


For a donation as low as $66 you’ll receive special member benefits, detailed below. And of course you’ll have our enduring gratitude. Please join us and give now. No amount is too small! Click here to give now.

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For our introductory membership season, we are offering some special member privileges, all for the introductory membership price of $66. Click here to give now.


  • Two free preview tickets to our two productions for the 2016 season: No Wake and Quiver (and discounted additional tickets for the rest of the run). Value: $100
  • Free admission to our Monthly Reading Series “The Driver’s Seat” (normally $5 suggested donation). Value: $50
  • And…for the first 66 to respond: Route 66 swag and invitations to our special VIP events—including opening night receptions at Chez Moi and private behind-the-scenes events. Value: priceless

We hope after 8 years, we can make this relationship official and you’ll join us for what is poised to be our biggest year in our history. Don’t miss a moment of our exciting 2016 Season. Become a Member today!

$66 for all that is a steal, right? Well, you can upgrade your Membership and receive more perks!

$150 Membership – all of the benefits above PLUS 2 complimentary tickets to one of our concert events AND a Route 66 Theatre Company t-shirt!

$250 Membership – all of the benefits above PLUS 2 tickets to our Opening Night performances of NO WAKE and QUIVER and the after party reception at our Season Sponsor: Chez Moi!

$1000 Membership – all of the benefits above PLUS preshow dinner for 4 at Chez Moi, signed show poster and post-show after party at “Krusty’s” – the Route 66 Theatre Company’s backstage bar – with the cast and crew!

No amount is too large or too small. Whether you choose one of our membership levels, or simply donate whatever you can, please take a moment to send your gift today. Thank you. And Happy Holidays from the Route 66 family to yours. Click here to give now.