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Cast Announced for Wayward Productions' THE PLOUGH AND THE STARS

Wayward Productions is pleased to announce complete casting for the May 20th opening of Sean O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars. Wayward ensemble members Jill Oliver and Megan See (Burn the Black Dog) return, along with newest ensemble member Laura Reitsma (The Living Room at Stage 773) in Wayward's first production of 2016. Eric Loughlin, Tony Jaksha and Jasonn Rose (Burn the Black Dog), are joined by Christopher Marcum (Richard III) and Riso Straley (Bonfire, Space Fight) in returning to the Wayward stage. Wayward is joined for the first time by Allison Cain (Lifeline Theatre), Angie Martinez and Johnny Moran (Factory Theater). Rounding out Wayard's first-time cast members are Joel Reitsma, Stella Rothenberg, Beau Forbes and Nikki Greenlee.

The third of his "Dublin Trilogy", O'Casey's The Plough and the Stars was originally produced in 1926 at the Abbey Theater in Dublin. Most striking and still relevant is O'Casey's vision of his leading lady: "Nora voices not only the feeling of Ireland's women, but the women of the human race. The safety of her brood is the true mark of every woman."

Johnny O'Hagan's serves as the pub and parlor, and onlookers will witness The Clitheroe family as their home becomes a battlefield. This tragicomedy is a cautionary tale of the effects war has on those left behind. Join the revolution- with fiery feuds and a punchy soundtrack- grab a drink at the bar, and follow along as the rebellion unfolds around you.


Title: The Plough and the Stars, Written by Sean O'Casey
Directors: Ashley Rose & Grace Odumosu
Location: Johnny O'Hagan's, 3374 N. Clark St., Chicago IL 60657
Press Opening: Saturday May 21st at 8:00 PM
(Doors at 7:30 PM)
Regular Run: May 20-June 11, Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 PM
(Doors at 7:30 PM)
Run Time: 90 minutes, no intermission
Box Office: $20 Tickets available at or by emailing

Student, Senior, Military, Veteran's, Group and Industry rates available

Press Contact: Natalie DiCristofano

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