The Comrades are pleased to present their Summer 2017 production, IN THE WAKE by Lisa Kron and directed by Alex Mallory. This Chicago premiere will play the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago) from July 27 through August 26, 2017.
The cast includes Rose Sengenberger (Ellen), Erin O’Brien (Laurie), Adrienne Matzen (Kayla), Kelli Walker (Judy), Samantha Newcomb (Tessa), and company members Alison Plott (Amy) and Mike Newquist (Danny). The stage manager is Kamren Smith, the Assistant Director is Becca Holloway, and the Dramaturg is Carol Ann Tan. Other production team members include Becca Venable (Sound Designer/Technical Director), Nicholas Coso (Lighting Designer), Rachel Rauscher (Scenic Designer), G Max Maxin IV (Projections Designer), Alycia Matz (Costume Designer), and Melanie Kulas (Properties Coordinator).
According to press notes, IN THE WAKE takes place during the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election. Ellen insists that her friends and family don't understand how bad the situation really is. But no one—not her loving partner, Danny, nor the passionate Amy, nor the brutally pragmatic and world-weary Judy—can make Ellen see the blind spot at the center of her own politics and emotional life. Kron's funny, passionate, and ultimately searing play illuminates assumptions that lie at the heart of the American character—and the blind spots that mask us from ourselves. IN THE WAKE received Lortel and GLAAD Media Award nominations and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Tickets for IN THE WAKE are on sale and can be purchased by visiting the Greenhouse Theater Center in person at 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago; by phone at 773-404-7336; or online. For additional information, please visit www.the-comrades.com.
Photos by Paul Goyette.