July 10, 2013 • 04:02:38 p.m.

Steel Beam Theatre to present 'Icarus's Mother' for one weekend


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ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre, located at 111 W. Main St. in downtown St. Charles, will present Sam Shepard’s one act play "Icarus’s Mother" for one weekend only as a special event. The play will take place July 12 and 13.

The play is about a picnic, so audience will “picnic” on food donated by Noodles and Company (Geneva) and The Spice House (Geneva) with complimentary beer and wine included. Food service begins at 7 p.m. and with curtain at 8:15 p.m.

Tickets for the fundraising event are $45 a person and may bepurchased online at or by calling 630-945-0052.

Icarus’s Mother is a short play by one of America’s most thought-provoking authors. Ann Keen of St. Charles directs a cast of mainly Chicago actors, including Ali Helland, Rich Helland, Bryan Breau,       Georgann Charuhas and Aaron Pepple.  

"Icarus’s Mother" is about five friends on a picnic, who are waiting for a fireworks display when a mysterious airplane begins circling overhead. A series of mind games and word games ensue until the final memorable moment.

Steel Beam Theatre ended its 12th season on June 2, and will resume its 13th season of six plays and musicals Sept. 13.

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