Ends Feb 22 | 1h 45m | Midtown W

Chasing the River

From 5 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging

About the show

Chain Theatre's world premiere is about survival, second chances and learning to bet on yourself. More…

From then show:

Recently released from prison, a young woman returns to her childhood home—the scene of the crime that put her away when she was just a teenager. Still entwined in the memories of her tumultuous youth, she struggles to break free and focus on her future. Chasing the River is about survival, second chances and learning to bet on yourself.

CHAIN THEATRE is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Jean Dobie Giebel’s CHASING THE RIVER, directed by Ella Jane New. CHASING THE RIVER, which was a finalist for the ATHE Excellence in Playwriting Award and has been optioned for TV, will play a limited Off-Broadway engagement at Chain Theatre.

1h 45m | Ends Feb 22 | The Chain Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (5)


Great acting, Intense, Absorbing, Thought-provoking, Great staging
Avg Score

Thought-provoking, Great writing, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a drama you must pay attention to to learn the details. Excellent presentation of domestic abuse

Don't see it if You are looking for something light.

During previews
Lacks substance

See it if You are interested in a play that shows the repercussions of what it’s like to be a teenage girl with an abusive father

Don't see it if You are expecting a different take on a subject that’s been done many times in the past

Also The shoe is there and so is the shoelace but somebody needs to put the... Read more Read less

During previews
Intense, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if You want to see great acting, directing, terrific lighting and all around solid work off Broadway.

Don't see it if Can't think of a reason why.

During previews
Riveting, Must see, Intense, Great acting

See it if A powerful play, beautifully written, directed & performed by a perfect ensemble. Robyne Parrish gave a sophisticated & nuanced performance

Don't see it if There is no good reason to miss this important play.

During previews
Intense, Relevant, Great acting

See it if The cast turns in a solid performance.

Don't see it if Don’t see it for you can’t handle heavy material.

February 13th, 2020
"There's a lot going in Chasing the River, arguably too much for ninety minutes…But there's no denying that [it]maintains a page-turning hold on one's attention."
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February 12th, 2020
"The subject matter of 'Chasing the River' is, of course, viable, but the play is not as nuanced and insightful as one would hope-nor is it particularly gripping. Sometimes the action feels stagey, and at other times it seems undercooked."
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