InFusion Theatre to Present Andrea Stolowitz's ITHAKA, 3/9-4/13
InFusion Theatre Company has announced the Midwest premiere of Andrea Stolowitz's ITHAKA, directed by InFusion Artistic Director Mitch Golob, March 9 - April 13, at The Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Ave. Preview performances are Sunday, March 9 and Tuesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m. with the opening/press night Wednesday, March 12 at 7:30 p.m. Performances are Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. There is no performance Thursday, March 13. Preview tickets are $10. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and seniors and $12.50 for industry professionals (Thursdays and Sundays only). Tickets are on sale now at infusiontheatre.com or by calling 800-838-3006.
InFusion's production of ITHAKA mixes video projections, a roller coaster and a talking cat to reveal the complex story of Marine Captain Elaine (Lanie) Edwards (Meredith Rae Lyons) who has just returned from her latest tour in Afghanistan. However, everything seems different this time. Her home doesn't feel right and nothing is making sense. After an argument with her husband, Lanie is propelled to leave and undertakes an Odyssean journey through the American landscape battling her monsters, trying to find her way home.
Stolowitz's ITHAKA was drawn from interviews with veterans and their families. In fall 2011, Stolowitz was awarded the Fowler/Levin Prize for this winning play concept as well as the Artists Repertory Theater's $25,000 New Play Commission.
Additional Ithaka cast includes Nick Freed, Andrew Saenz, TinseyRose Torres and Anji White.
The production staff includes Liviu Pasare, projections designer; Dave Ferguson, scenic designer; Nick Carroll, lighting designer; Christopher Kriz, sound designer; Rachel Sypniewski; costume designer, InFusion's Managing Director Tara Malpass, stage manager; and Aaron Shapiro, production manager.