Buzz22 Chicago's GHOST BIKE Opens Tonight
Buzz22 Chicago has announced that the Professional World Premiere production of Laura Jacqmin's "Ghost Bike," directed by Co-Artistic Director Sara Sawicki opens tonight, March 13 at 8 PM. The production runs through April 6, 2014 at the Greenhouse Upstairs Mainstage, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL, 60647. Combining elements of Greek, African, and Chinese mythology, "Ghost Bike" depicts two best friends navigating the ultimate challenge to a friendship through an underworld beneath their home city, Chicago. "Ghost Bike" is Buzz22 Chicago's next production after 2013's sold out and highly acclaimed production of "She Kills Monsters" at the Steppenwolf Garage. Tickets are available via the Greenhouse Theater Box Office at 773.404.7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org/portfolio/ghost-bike/.
"Ghost Bike" is written by Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin, who recently earned a Jeff Recommendation for her new play "Do-Gooder" at 16th Street Theater. "We're thrilled to be working with Chicago Playwright, Laura Jacqmin, on this ambitious new piece and to be bringing it to life in the very city it was written for," says Co-Artistic Director of Buzz22 Chicago Scott Weinstein.
In "Ghost Bike", Ora and Eddie fell in love with Chicago on their bikes. But when Eddie is hit by a car and killed, Ora refuses to let him go. Instead, she rides beneath our city to bring him back, facing off against underworld gods and ghosts -some interested in helping her, some determined to get in her way. The more difficult her journey becomes, the more Ora must question what it is she's journeying towards. In Ghost Bike, Chicago culture skitches off of Greek, African, and Chinese mythology, sparking a spirited mash-up of underworld and after-life as seen from the seats of fixies, BMX's and ten-speeds.
"Ghost Bike" will run until Sunday, April 6 with the following schedule:
Thursdays at 8 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Sundays at 4 p.m.
"Ghost Bike" is written by Chicago playwright Laura Jacqmin and directed by Buzz22 Chicago Co-Artistic Director Sara Sawicki. This world premiere production features Aurora Adachi-Winter as ORA and Ricky Staffieri as EDDIE, and Scot West as KING YAMA. Rounding out the ensemble are Thea Lux, Ben Hertel, Lea Pascal, Quincey Krull, Alex Tey, and Margaret Cook. Joining these artists on the creative team for "Ghost Bike" are Scenic Designer John Wilson, Costume and Makeup Designer Izumi Inaba, Lighting Designer Jeff Glass, Sound Designer Daniel Carlyon and Props Designer Molly FitzMaurice. "Ghost Bike" will also feature the work of Choreographer Nathan Drackett, Composer Matt Deitchman and Bike Consultant George Bajalia.