"Delicate, nuanced, and shattering...it has humor, heart and an elegant, deceptive surface simplicity. And this production, from Adjusted Realists, is cunningly directed by Will Taylor and beautifully acted." -The New York Times
In a rustic home in Pittsburgh, John and Tom feel their futures tugged in opposing directions by career prospects and family tensions. But Chickens in the Yard, Paul Kruse’s lyrical play that premiered at Quantum Theatre in 2015, is no conventional domestic drama. Echoing every emotional beat in this expansive collage of memories are the lives of the home’s chickens, intense, inscrutable, and sneakily as human as their human counterparts. As the spotlight shifts between man and fowl, Chickens in the Yard scratches at the thin skin of contemporary relationships, with parallel creatures yearning for love and normalcy in a deeply abnormal world.
ADJUSTED REALISTS presents CHICKENS IN THE YARD By Paul Kruse Directed by Will Taylor Starring Maggie Low*, Jeremiah Maestas*, Roger Manix, Sangi Varsano