“Quick-moving and quick-witted, with strong music direction…[and a] fine ensemble!”
– Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago
In the Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s Little Fish, thirty-something writer Charlotte decides to give up smoking and tries to compensate with swimming and jogging – but to no avail. With the help of her friends Kathy and Marco, she embarks on a modern-day odyssey to face the eclectic demons of her past. Loosely based on Deborah Eisenberg’s short stories Days and Flotsam, Little Fish’s score is infused with Latin, jazz, rock, and what’s been described as "pure urban noise within Charlotte's mind."
closed at Theater Wit
on August 20, 2017.
“The skillfulness of every aspect of this Kokandy Productions Chicago premiere…make this show a standout!”
– Albert Williams, Chicago Reader
“Refreshingly thoughtful, nuanced and contemplative”
– Erin Shea Brady, PerformInk Chicago
Michael John LaChuisa
Music, Lyrics, & Book
Assistant Stage Manager
Kate Setzer Kamphausen
Michael J. Patrick
Photos by Michael Brosilow.