The Comrades are pleased to present the second show of their 2017/18 season, the Chicago premiere of ROW AFTER ROW by Jessica Dickey, which will be directed by Ann Kreitman. The show will play the Apollo Studio Theater (2540 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from February 5 through 27, 2018.
The cast includes David Coupe in the role of Cal, Eric Lindahl in the role of Tom, and Stephanie Mattos in the role of Lea. The production stage manager is Melanie Kulas and the fight choreographer is Molly Donahue. Other production team members include Becca Venable (Co-Sound Designer/Technical Director), Nicholas Coso (Lighting Designer/Co-Sound Designer), Sydney Achler (Scenic Designer), Uriel Gomez (Costume Designer), and Derek Bertelsen (Properties Coordinator).
According to press notes, historical accuracy is paramount to Cal and Tom, two hardcore Civil War re-enactors, fresh off their latest Gettysburg battle. But their accuracy is compromised when they’re joined by a soldier with a less than authentic uniform. Straddling 1863 and today, ROW AFTER ROW is a dark comedy about choosing your cause and finding your courage.
Tickets for ROW AFTER ROW will go on sale at a later date. For additional information, please visit www.the-comrades.com.
About the playwright:
Jessica Dickey (“Jessie”) hails from Waynesboro, PA, and lives in Brooklyn. She received her BFA from Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. As an actor, Jessie has performed on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally, as well as on television. She was seen in the Broadway production of Wit, Detroit at Playwrights Horizons, the Lifetime movie “Amish Grace,” and the television show “The Big C.” She is also a company member of Rising Phoenix Repertory. Jessie made her playwriting debut with The Amish Project, which began at the New York International Fringe, transferred to the Cherry Lane, and then premiered at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater to rave reviews. The Amish Project has been produced all over the country and the world, and is published by Samuel French. Jessie’s play Charles Ives Take Me Home also premiered at the Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, which resulted in a nomination for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for playwriting.
About the director:
Ann Kreitman is a Chicago-based director and deviser who creates work driven by the necessity for an active audience. Most recently, Ann created and directed Eugenia as a part of (re)discover theatre’s For One, with whom she is proud to be a Co-Artistic Director. Other directing credits include The Veil (Idle Muse Theatre Company), 50 Shades of Shakespeare ((re)discover theatre), Cry Baby Meets Audrey Hepburn (20% Theatre), “I left your key under the mat, dear” (2nd Floor Rear, Chicago Home Theatre Festival), Home ((re)discover theatre for Chicago Fringe Festival), El Stories 21: People Watching (Waltzing Mechanics), I Love You…Now Change and The Melodrama (Shawnee Summer Theatre) and assistant-directing The? Unicorn? Hour? for the Neo-Futurists. She was a recipient of a 2016 Individual Artist Grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events to devise and produce Les Innocents. Ann received a BA in Directing from The Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. Online portfolio at annkreitman.com.