• "Wonderful acting"-
  • "honors the experiences of the victims of this now almost-forgotten genocide"- Chicago Stage Standard
  • "The five actresses in this cast give it their all" - Picture This Post
  • 10 Hot Shows to See in Chicago, via Choose Chicago
 Sickle by Abbey Fenbert

Sickle by Abbey Fenbert



by abbey Fenbert

directed by Elizabeth Lovelady* (D.O.A., Fail/Safe)

1802 W Berenice Ave, Chicago, IL 60613

Dates: 7/1/18 – 7/29/18


Monday, July 9, 2018 - 8:00 PM Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 8:00 PM 

FREE TOUCH TOUR: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 2:30 PM

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Set in the Ukrainian Holodomor, Joseph Stalin’s Soviet genocide through a man-made famine that killed between 7 to 10 million people.

Five female characters struggle against a tyrannical oppressor. An important reminder. Powerfully written.

Jeff Award Winner for Best Adaptation, Elizabeth Lovelady

2013 Mark Twain Prize for Comic Playwriting, Abbey Fenbert


ANNA: Moira Begale

IRYNA: Christine Vrem-Ydstie

HALKA: Catherine Dvorak

NADYA: Katherine Bourne

YASIA: Brittany Ellis

HALKA/YASIA/ANNA U/S: Cristiana Park Barbatelli

IRYNA/NADIA U/S: Maddie Todd


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The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity


The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity

by Kristoffer Diaz


August 7 – 10, 2018
at South Shore Cultural Center
7059 S. South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60649

Tickets went on sale Friday, June 1, 2018
and are SELLING OUT fast!
Click here or call 312.742.7994


Chad Deity is a flashy American satire set in the world of professional entertainment wrestling. Culture and race are distorted and deranged to sell tickets to white bread Americans, as Macedonio Guerra a professional "fall guy" drop-kicks and body-slams his way into your heart.


  • 2018 Best Fight Choreography Award: Kyle Encinas – Non-Equity Jeff
  • 2018 Best Performer in a Principal Role Nomination – Non-Equity Jeff
  • 2017 Top 10 Best Off-Loop Productions – Chicago Tribune
  • 2017 Top 5 Shows (#1) – The Hawk Chicago
  • 2017 Top 5 Shows (#2) – Theatre by the Numbers
  • 2017 Top 10 Best Moments – Chicago Inclusion Project
  • 2017 Best Revival of a Play Nomination – Broadway World
  • 2017 Jeff Recommendation

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Alejandro Tey as MACE
Harsh Gagoomal as VP
Breon Arzell as CHAD DEITY
Frank Stasio as EKO
Will Snyder as THE BAD GUY
Dave Honigman as REFEREE


Production Stage Manager: Jamie Crothers
Costume Designer: Hailey Rakowiecki
Lighting Designer: Charles Blunt
Sound Designer: Sarah D. Espinoza
Technical Director & Set Designer: Becca Venable
Projection Designer: Alberto Mendoza
Fight Choreographer: Kyle Encinas
Props Designer: Kat Moraros
Assistant Director: Nathan Speckman
Dramaturg: Joseph Galizia
Associate Producer: Rory Jobst
Accessibility Director: Cheryl Farney
Red Theater Artistic Director: Aaron Sawyer
Red Theater Executive Director: Marisa Lerman
Red Theater Managing Director: Joey Lubelfeld