Theater Wit Extends 'SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS' Through 5/17

Theater Wit Extends 'SEVEN HOMELESS MAMMOTHS' Through 5/17

Theater Wit has announced it will extend its current hit Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England through May 17th.

Museums, romance, politics and yes, seven enormous mammoths collide in this academic sex comedy by Madeleine George, one of America's most fun and original new playwrights.

Originally scheduled to run through April 27, performances of Seven Homeless Mammoths... will now run an additional three weeks through May 17: Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.; Sunday at 3 p.m. There will be an added 3 p.m. matinee on the final day of the extension, Saturday, May 17. Tickets are $24-$36. Theater Wit is located at 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago, in the heart of Lakeview's new Belmont Theater District. The show runs 2 hours 15 minutes with intermission. For tickets and information, visit TheaterWit.org or call 773.975.8150.

Meet Dean Wreen. She's having a difficult week. A proposed renovation to her small private college campus, specifically converting a dusty old natural history museum into a fancy new dorm, is meeting stiff resistance from the town. Meanwhile, her ex-girlfriend has returned to live with her. This complicates Wreen's relationship with Andromeda, her new (and much younger) girlfriend who loves "alternative kinship structures." Until she finds herself living in one.

Original cast members Laura T. Fisher (Greer), Steve Herson (Caretaker), Kristen Magee (Andromeda), Susaan Jamshidi (Early Man 1) and Casey Searles (Early Man 2)will continue in their roles. Penelope Walker will step in for Meighan Gerachis to play Dean Wreen for the extension. Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler directs. The design team includes Joe Schermoly (set), Scott Pillsbury (lights), Christine Pascual (costumes), Christopher Kriz (sound), Barbara Charlene (audience design) and Casey Schillo (props). Katie Klemme is stage manager. Madeline George's Seven Homeless Mammoths, a finalist for the coveted Susan Smith Blackburn Award for women playwrights, was developed at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City, and originally produced by Two River Theatre Company in October 2011. Her plays also include The Zero Hour (finalist, Lambda Literary Award) and Precious Little. Her work has been produced and developed by About Face Theatre in Chicago; 13P, Clubbed Thumb, Soho Rep, Playwrights Horizons, New York Theatre Workshop, Shotgun Players, and Berkeley Rep in Berkeley; City Theatre in Pittsburgh; The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis; Two River Theater Company in New Jersey; and the O'Neill Playwrights Conference, among other places. She has received a MacDowell Fellowship, the Princess Grace Playwriting Award, and the Jane Chambers Award, as well as commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club and Playwrights Horizons. She is an alum of the Shoo Rep Writer/Director Lab and the Lark Playwrights' Workshop, and a founding member of the Obie-Award-winning playwrights collective 13P (Thirteen Playwrights, Inc.) She grew up in Western Massachusetts and now lives in Brooklyn. The design team for Seven Homeless Mammoths includes Joe Schermoly (set), Scott Pillsbury (lights), Christine Pascual (costumes), Christopher Kriz (sound), Barbara Charlene (audience design) and Casey Schillo (props). Katie Klemme is stage manager.

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