Things My Mother Taught Me

Things My Mother Taught Me

  • By Katherine DiSavino
  • Directed by Dave Nelms
  • Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc

Run: September 7 – 15, 2018

Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They’ve just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn’t go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that’s about to happen?


Marissa Rex
Karen (Olivia’s mother)
Suzanne Jennens
Carter (Olivia’s father)
John Jennens
Gabe (Olivia’s boyfriend)
Andrew Packard
Lydia (Gabe’s mother)
Carol Ann Erford
Wyatt (Gabe’s father)
Lane Hakel
Max Mirowski (building super)
Tom Hofbauer


Dave Nelms
Stage Manager
Kat Mcfadden
Asst. Stage Manager
Jamie Naragon
Set Designer
Dave Nelms
Lighting Designer
Rick Clever
Sound Designer
Dave Nelms
Prop Designer
Jamie Naragon
Lighting Crew
Cheri Crane Kizaur and Anne Cross
Sound Crew
Alex Burton and Patrick Drummond
Prop Crew
Jamie Naragon
Set Construction
Rick Bush, Patrick Drummond, Derek Hansen, Laura Hansen, and Dave Nelms