Now I know Catherine and her daughter Ann is now my assistant, but I had NO IDEA what a beautifully done bit of theatre this show is until I experienced it for myself. Truly every human being should see this it will take your breath away and it will give you wings. No matter what season of life you are in if you are a human and you have a family or friends SEE THIS SHOW. That should be about all of you…
Tying Up Loose Ends
“If you knew a play could change your life, would you see it?” Hospice nurse turned playwright, Catherine Gallogly is asking Chicago theatergoers this question and hopes the answer will be “Yes.”
The play is presented by Breathe Life productions and is written and performed by Catherine and Ann Gallogly. This mother-daughter combination brings a unique layer of familiarity and sensitivity to stories that are steeped in family relationships. As someone, who knew the subjects first-hand, Catherine says one of her most important goals with the show is “to faithfully honor the people whose stories I share.”
Catherine is the first to downplay the potential impact of her work, but her audiences are readily acknowledging its power. Whether it be siblings reconciling, friendships being strengthened, or a family’s healing; Catherine and Ann are humbled by the fact that their work is inspiring people to live their lives to the fullest, thus delivering upon the mission of the production company they founded last year.
“I recommend Tying Up Loose Ends for anyone who is contemplating their lives no matter the situation. These tales… give strength and encouragement to live big and love bigger. They will make you laugh and possibly break your heart open… Catherine Gallogly shares a joyous and wonderful celebration of life.” K.D. Hopkins, Chicago Theatre Blog. For full review: http://breathelifeprod.blog.com/2010/05/17/first-review-of-the-new-run/
Directed by Jamie O’Reilly; Music Directed by Dan Stetzel.
Location: Theatre Building Chicago
1225 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL
Tickets: $25 ($18 group / discount)
Call 773-327-5252; Visit
Date: Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
June 16 – July 28