Apr 24th through May 16th

By Richard Reardon

The title of the play, Saturn’s Return, refers to an astrological event that occurs every 28 years when Saturn returns to the same point on the astrological chart as the moment of birth. This return represents the tearing away of illusion and the sometimes cruel reality check that forces us to face facts we’d rather ignore. For Benedict this is his second return and is perhaps the most cruel. In the first, his lover, George, died of AIDS, while in the second his adopted child is killed in a freak auto accident involving a dark country road, a girlfriend, and the rutting season of deer. The play is the telling of how two families face the unimaginable task of planning the funerals of their teenage children killed in that same auto accident. The four adults, a lesbian and gay couple, must navigate this ritual of mourning while confronting generational conflicts and long-buried religious issues that haunt their choices. Through soul searching, the illusion of memory, and the unexpected grace of strangers, these couples grapple with their gravitational grief only to rediscover their unending capacity to love.


Rated PG-13

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$20 General Admission
$15 Seniors/Military/Students


Apr 24th through May 16th
7:30 pm
Fridays and Saturdays

Stage 115

115 N Genesee Street
Waukegan, IL 60085

About the Playwright: Richard Reardon

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