2019 Season

Written by Leah Nanako Winkler
Directed by Ensemble Member Chika Ike

Performed October 20, 2019 – November 23, 2019

Thursday-Saturday 7:30 PM
Sunday 2:30 PM
Performed At Theater Wit

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“Kentucky at Gift Theater is a smart, smart play about that strangeness of going home.”
Chicago Tribune

“Kentucky is an exciting piece of work: as unruly as it is bighearted.”
Timeout Chicago

“A stellar local premiere with the Gift Theatre.”
Chicago Reader

KENTUCKY will be performed at Theater Wit 1229 W. Belmont


When her sister, a born-again Christian, decides to marry at 22, NYC-transplant Hiro, takes it upon herself to return home to Kentucky to stop the wedding and salvage her sister’s future. Identity, religion, and love collide in this unique coming of age story.