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Prince Max

A bear growling with a pink crown drawn on


PRINCE MAX (World Premiere) By Ellen Struve

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Playwright Ellen Struve

Directed by Elizabeth Lovelady*

With a total disregard for chronology and gender, this delightfully weird world premiere play by Ellen Struve provides a nuanced and sympathetic portrait of the people(s) our nation forgot. In 1832, a German naturalist hired a young Swiss artist to accompany him on a journey to observe and record the lives of the increasingly imperiled native tribes who populated the heartland of North America. This is their story. (Sort of.)

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DATES: April 22 – May 21, 2017


Two women standing in front of a boat

Heather Riordon, Charlee Cotton. Photo by Rasean Davonte Johnson

April 23, 29 & May 8th

LOCATION: THIRD FLOOR* of The Den Theatre 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622

*STAIRS: By arrangement only, a freight elevator is available to the second floor, but the third floor is only accessible through stairs.

PARKING: Street parking is limited. Please arrive early or plan accordingly.

NOTE: Reservations are not guaranteed. Those not checked in 5 minutes to the start of the show will be released to the wait list. NO LATE SEATING.

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Director, Elizabeth Lovelady

Prince Max: Heather Riordan

Karl Bodmer: Charlee Cotton

Male Actor: Scot West



Playwright: Ellen Struve
Director: Elizabeth Lovelady
Assistant Director: Marisa Lerman
Dramaturg: Claire Alston
Managing Director: Janette Bauer
Technical Director: Liam Fitzgerald
Stage Manager: Becca Levy
Scenic Designer: Janette Bauer
Costume Designer: Emily Swanson
Lighting Designer: Megahan Erxleben
Props Designer: Janette Bauer*
Sound Designer: Benjamin Zeman
Projections Designer: Rasean Davonte Johnson

Producer: Aaron Sawyer
Producer: Janette Bauer



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