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Two Actors. One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it.  Performed by a different person each night, the second actor will discover the play and their role at the same time as you do.

In this MIDWEST PREMIERE, An Oak Tree asks, how do we transform our world in order to survive our pain? How do we create our own reality? Anything can happen in this play that illuminates the magic of theater – a cheap trick and a genuine spell all at once.

 “Second Actors” participating in the Jeff Recommended production of An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch

“Second Actors” participating in the Jeff Recommended production of An Oak Tree by Tim Crouch


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• Recognition in our program

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The Midwest Premiere:

AN OAK TREE

By Tim Crouch

Directed by Jeremy Aluma

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Two Actors. One has rehearsed the play. The second has never even read it.  Performed by a different person each night, the second actor will discover the play and their role at the same time as you do.

In this Chicago-premiere by Tim Crouch, An Oak Tree asks, how do we transform our world in order to survive our pain? How do we create our own reality? Anything can happen in this play that illuminates the magic of theater – a cheap trick and a genuine spell all at once.

Starring Red Theater company member Gage Wallace and directed by Jeremy Aluma

Dates: November 3 - December 9, 2018.

Free Access Nights: 11/11 (ASL interpreter) & 11/30 Touch Tour 

Cast

First Actor- Gage Wallace*

Second Actor- Different Every Night.

SECOND ACTORS

November 1st – Dana Black 
November 2nd – Stephanie Shum
November 3rd – Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel
November 4th – Alejandro Tey
November 5th – Terry Bell
November 9th – Adithi Chandrashekar
November 10th – Kevin D’Ambrosio
November 11th – Katy Collins
November 15th – Isa Arciniegas
November 16th – Carolyn Hoerdemann
November 17th – Richard Cotovsky
November 18th – Omer Abbas Salem
November 24th – Niko Kourtis
November 25th – Eric Gerard
November 26th – Mike Tepeli
November 30th – Echaka Agba
December 1st – Tina Muñoz Pandya
December 2nd – Aja Wiltshire
December 6th – Kurt Chiang
December 7th – TBD
December 8th – Ayanna Bria Bakari
December 9th – Debo Balogun

PRODUCTION:

Director- Jeremy Aluma*

Assistant Director: Jen Sloan
Set & Props Designer Alex Casillas
Costume Designer Hailey Rakowiecki*
Lighting Designer Abby Beggs
Sound Designer John Nichols
Dramaturg: Ashley Brenon
Production Manager Liz Larsen
Stage Manager: Michael Starcher
Producers: Aaron Sawyer*, Marisa Lerman*, and Anna Rachel Troy

*Red Theater Company Member 

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Gage Wallace

Actor

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Jeremy Aluma

Director

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