Photo Flash: First Look at Travis Delgado, Stephanie Polt and More in Oracle's THE JUNGLE
Hot on the heels of winning multiple Jeff Awards for THE MOTHER as well as the Emerging Theater Award from Broadway In Chicago, Oracle Productions is proud to announce a world premiere adaptation of THE JUNGLE byUpton Sinclair. Adapter and director Matt Foss returns to Oracle after his 2013 smash-hit, WAITING FOR LEFTY. Sinclair's classic exposé on Chicago's sordid industrial past receives a fresh, fast paced interpretation with music by Nicholas Tonozzi, who won the 2014 Jeff Award for Best Original Music for his work on THE MOTHER at Oracle. THE JUNGLE opens tonight, July 19, 2014, and runs through September 6, 2014 at Oracle Theatre (3809 N. Broadway in Chicago). Performances are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM; Sundays at 7PM. Press are invited to attend any night during the run. Check out a first look at the production below!
Admission to THE JUNGLE is free in Oracle's Public Access Theatre. Seats are sponsored by The Forty 4, a growing population of individuals and local businesses committed to making free art for all. Major donors include: the Law Offices of Salvi, Shostock & Pritchard, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelly Foundation, Broadway In Chicago, The Saints, Ronald A. Greene Memorial Fund at The Chicago Community Trust, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, and The Lawrence E. Glick Family Foundation.
Reservations are highly recommended, and can be made at publicaccesstheatre.org.
Travis Delgado leads the ensemble as Jurgis, the young immigrant struggling to help his family. Delgado was recently seen onstage in THE PRESIDENT. Company Member Stephanie Polt plays his new wife Ona, and Company Member Havalah Grace plays Marija, Ona's cousin. The ensemble features Rick Foresee, Grayson Heyl, Drew McGubbin,Colin Morgan, Kate Staiger, Dylan Stuckey, and Thomas Wynne as Connor, the corrupt foreman at the packing plant. Company Member Rory Jobst is understudy.
The creative team for THE JUNGLE includes Costume Design by Oracle's Resident Costume Designer, Joan Pritchard. Original Music is composed by Nicholas Tonozzi. Mr. Tonozzi is also the Music Director. The score is written by Sam Allyn. Mr. Allyn is also the Sound Designer and Live Musician. The creative team also features Matt Foss (Scenic Design), Lighting Design by AntiShadows, LLC, Puppet Design by Jesse Mooney-Bullock, Puppet Direction by Taylor Bibat, and Graphic Design by Evelyn DeHais. Joe Mazza (Brave Lux) is Oracle's Resident Photographer. Company Member Amy Hopkins is Stage Manager. Company Member Tony Santiago is Producer, and Company Member Justin Snyder is Technical Director. Lyndsay Kane is Casting Director for Oracle Productions. Max Truax is Artistic Director of Oracle Theatre. Ben Fuchsen is Executive Producer of Oracle Productions.
Photo Credit: Jason Fassl & Logan Conner
Travis Delgado & Stephanie Polt
Colin Morgan, Travis Delgado, & Drew McCubbin
Travis Delgado & Dylan Stuckey