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Non Player Character

By Walt McGough

 

Directed by Beth Wolf

Comic and poignant, Non-Player Character is a timely, boldly theatrical exploration of the games we play and who’s winning. With themes of “Gamer Gate” aspiring video game designer Katja and her longtime friend Trent are an unstoppable team against animated monsters in the virtual worlds. But after a humiliating falling-out, Trent marshals an army of internet trolls to wage real-life war against his former friend.

 

DATES: 4/20-5/18/2019

Location: Athenaeum Theatre,

2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

 
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Cast

Katja- Alice Wu

Trent- Matthew Schnitker

Aria- Tracey Green

Caspar- Michael Saubert

Naomi/Crone- Margaret Kellas

Morwyn/Officer- Abigail LaFont

Feldrick- Trevor Strahan

Grant/Farmer Jenkins- Dre Marquis

Understudies

Marisa Lerman

Chris Mueller

Kellen Robinson

Donovan Session         

Production Team     

Director- Beth Wolf

Stage Manager- Becky Warner

Dramaturg- Wyatt Kent

Assistant Director- Clare Brennan

Casting Director- Catherine Miller    

Lighting Designer- Marissa Geocaris

Costume Designer- Sanja Manakoski

Projections Designers- Clare Brennan, Beth Wolf & Aaron Sawyer

Sound Designer- Stefanie M. Senior

Fight Directors and Movement Coaches- Maureen Yasko and Chris Smith

Production Manager- Amelia Seidel

Producers- Aaron Sawyer, Becca Holloway, Anna Troy

 
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Beth Wolf, director, is the founder and Producing Artistic Director of Midsommer Flight. Beth’s directing credits include As You Like ItTwelfth Night,Macbeth, Much Ado About NothingRomeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Midsommer Flight; LIAR!, which won first place in the 2012 City Lit Art of Adaptation Festival; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, Black Magic: An Evening of Shakespeare, Seascape with Sharks and DancerBury the DeadThe Fantasticks, and Shakespeare in the Garden (Promethean Theatre Ensemble). She is a proud Northwestern University graduate with a double major in theatre and gender studies.

 

The Isle of Sugar

By Alejandro Tey

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The Isle of Sugar (workshop): From the mind of Alejandro Tey (Jeff Nominated, Chad Deity) comes an immersive theater-game hybrid. You shape the story happening around you. Who are you willing to abandon or betray to stay live?

Your choices incite a cascade of consequences that affect not only the plot, but your fellow theater-goers.

Performance Dates:

Friday, January 18th @ 730pm

Sunday, January 20th @ 730pm

Location: The Frontier Theater, 1106 W Thorndale Ave, Chicago, IL 60660

CAST LIST:

Alejandro Tey
Abby Pajakowski  
Aissa Guerra  
Alyssa Vera Ramos 
Ella Raymont 
Pernell Myers
Sean Foer 

PRODUCTION:

Producers: Aaron Sawyer, Giulianna Marchese, Marisa Lerman

Creator: Alejandro Tey

Alejandro Tey, creator of  THE ISLE OF SUGAR

Alejandro Tey, creator of THE ISLE OF SUGAR

 
 
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An Oak Tree

By Tim Crouch

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 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.

THE FORMAT

The FIRST ACTOR or HYPNOTIST is being played by Gage Wallace. The SECOND ACTOR will be played by a different actor at every show.

Gage Wallace- First Actor

Gage Wallace- First Actor

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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 – Collin Quinn Rice
December 8th – Ayanna Bria Bakari
December 9th – Debo Balogun

Jeremy Aluma- Director

Jeremy Aluma- Director

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