Suicide, Incorporated

Written By Andrew Hinderaker
Directed By Jonathan Berry

Performed June 17, 2010 – October 10, 2010


Having enjoyed successful staged readings at Steppenwolf and Chicago Dramatists featuring Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, SUICIDE, INC. is a seriocomedy set inside the offices of Legacy Letters, a start-up company whose dwindling staff edits their clients’ suicide notes. When Jason—a new hire with the subversive agenda to save his clients—is assigned to lonely and desperate Norm, past and present collide.

From the Press

“This is a hugely exciting new play and I'd say that Thornton is doing the best work of his career. It is a stunning piece of acting and it is not to be missed... Four Stars. ”

-Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“Hinderaker is a talented, entertaining, canny playwright who handles the narrative aspects of the play with great finesse. ”

-Tony Adler, Chicago Reader