Hopelessly Devoted tells the powerful story of Chess, a woman in prison facing a lengthy sentence, the pain of separation from her daughter, the loss of her cell mate, Serena, when she is given parole, and the feeling of total isolation. When prison authorities suggest she work with Silver, a music producer, Chess begins to find her voice, her strength, and her ability to face the most difficult thing of all – her past. Featuring award-winning poet and musician Kate Tempest’s trademark lyrical fireworks and live music, Hopelessly Devoted is a story of love and redemption.
Throughout the run of Hopelessly Devoted, Piven will offer talk backs and community conversations related to thematic elements of the production.
May 5 with Dear Evanston’s founder Nina Kavin
Nicole Michelle Haskins as Chess
Kate Staiger in Ensemble
Genevieve VenJohnson as Silver
Alexis Ward in Ensemble
Christine Vrem-Ydstie as Serena