Route 66 Theatre Company introduces, develops, produces, and exports new work for the stage. The road begins with our new play development process and reaches west, where our World and Chicago Premiere shows are given an advocate for further regional productions along the road less traveled from Chicago to Los Angeles.



Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to present the world premiere of The Downpour, by Caitlin Parrish, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company’s Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss. Due to critical praise and sold-out houses, the run has been extended through October 19, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center at 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago. Tickets are on sale at, by calling 773.404.7336, or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center box office.

“Three and a Half Stars! The Downpour…is filled with an intense clutch of performances from some of Chicago’s more unstinting actors…[it's] quite the September sleeper.”- Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.Impeccably performed…it’s a deeply affecting show.”-Chicago Reader

“Four Stars…Erica Weiss’s production [is] well-rounded; for a deeply serious play, there are good laughs, awkward moments, and even romance.” -Time Out Chicago

“The first act left me beautifully shaken…every character is finely drawn and motivationally executed.” -Newcity Stage

“Caitlin Parrish’s new drama is timely and important… [it's] an evening of theatre that’s both illuminating and entertaining.” -Chicago Theatre Review