Strawdog to Present MISS MARX: OR THE INVOLUNTARY SIDE EFFECT OF LIVING, Begin. 2/14
Strawdog Theatre Company and Interim Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the third production in their 2013 - 2014 season, the world premiere of Philip Dawkins' Miss Marx: or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living directed by Megan Shuchman, Strawdog Theatre Company is located at 3829 N. Broadway Street. Preview performance tickets are $15 with performances Fridays, Feb. 14 and Feb. 21 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 4 p.m. There is a Board Preview performance, Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m., with $50 tickets that include access to a post-performance reception. Opening/press night is Monday, Feb. 24 at 8 p.m. Industry night is Monday, March 3 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Single Tickets are $28 and are currently on sale. Subscriptions, group, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111.
Strawdog kicks off 2014 with a world premiere by one of Chicago's hottest playwrights Philip Dawkins and the Strawdog directing debut of Megan Shuchman. Miss Marx: or The Involuntary Side Effect of Living examines Eleanor Marx (Dana Black), the youngest daughter of Karl Marx and the flag-bearer to her father's legacy. For Eleanor, fighting social and sexual injustice in Victorian England comes easily on the soapbox, but it's much harder in the bedroom. When her tumultuous common-law marriage to fellow socialist Edward Aveling (John Ferrick*) begins to disintegrate, she turns to loved ones for solace.
Additional cast includes Sarah Goeden* (Eva/Musician) and Justine C. Turner* (Laura/Harry) with Samantha Bailey (Annie Besant/Young woman), Pamela Mae Davis (Nim/Theosophist), Matt Holzfiend (Engles/Young Man) and Benjamin Sprunger (Freddy).
The production crew includes Mike Mroch* (set design,) Jordan Kardasz* (light designer,) Izumi Inaba (costume design,) Chris Kriz (sound design.) Mike Przygoda* (music director,) Jamie Karas (props design,) Eva Breneman (dialect coach,) Sam Hubbard (fight choreographer,) Jarrod Bainter (technical director,) John Kelly (master electrician,) Lindsay Amer (dramaturg,) Sarah Hoeferlin (stage manager,) and Becky Mock (production manager).
*connotes a Strawdog Theatre Company member