by David Harrower
directed by Kimberly Senior
Season 15
January 23—March 8, 2003
The script's great virtue is its lushly primitivist language, whose delirious feel director Kimberly Senior has artfully translated as a full-blown waking dream. Nic Dimond's set and Brendan Healey's lighting combine to produce dozens of voluptuous, glowing effects, periodically making another spectator of a scrim-shrouded fiddler (Julie Stanton, playing music by Andre Pluess). The cast—Jennifer Avery, Chris Hainsworth, and John Ferrick—do strong, sincere work …
— Chicago Reader

Strawdog continues its 15th Season with this sparse and beautifully poetic play by Scottish playwright David Harrower.

Knives in Hens brings to life a community that fears change. Where the lives of three people—a farmer, his wife and the town's outcast miller—are dangerously woven together. As their realities collide, they are forced to deal with the power of the human imagination and in turn, the inevitability of progress.

Strawdog welcomes director Kimberly Senior, director of Collaboraction's Jeff-award winning The Life and Times of Tulsa Love Child.

Jennifer Avery
Young Woman
Chris Hainsworth
Pony William
David Harrower
Kimberly Senior
Set Design
Nic Dimond
Technical Direction
Tim Zingelman
Stage Manager
Abigail Boucher
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography