Casting Announced For About Face Theatre's DADA WOOF PAPA HOT
About Face Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of DADA WOOF PAPA by Peter Parnell (The Cider House Rules) and directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm*.
This sexy comedy about gay parenting and modern families will feature AFT Artistic Associate Benjamin Sprunger* with Jos N. Banks, Shane Kenyon, Keith Kupferer, Lily Mojekwu, Bruch Reed and Rachel Sullivan.
DADA WOOF PAPA HOT, will play January 10 - February 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 1, 2018 at aboutfacetheatre.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 7:30 pm.
This funny, sexy play introduces two gay couples and their friends venturing into the world of modern parenting. As friendships deepen and vulnerabilities get exposed, the foundations of family and commitment are shaken. Now that marriage equality is the law of the land, DADA WOOF PAPA HOT explores the many ways that lives change and relationships shift when children enter the picture.
Comments Artistic Director Megan Carney, "Peter Parnell's work has long captivated audiences in
Chicago and around the country and this is a hilarious, forthright and deeply revealing play. The journey of Dada Woof Papa Hot connects people across many different experiences in the struggle to balance the delights of autonomy and independence with the comforts of coupledom and family. I love Keira Fromm's vision for the production to illuminate how social pressures and personal longing impact couples."
Adds Director Keira Fromm, "Dada Woof Papa Hot is a funny and moving play about the challenges of modern day marriage and parenting. It's also a play about how becoming a parent impacts one's sense of identity and individuality. I love how the play reaches into contemporary married life and examines its difficulties for straight and gay people alike. The play takes place today in our post-marriage-equality moment where gay relationships and parenting have been normalized in our culture. The way it explores the unique problems that Alan and Rob (the central couple in the play) encounter while raising their young daughter in the wake of marriage equality makes for incredibly potent and compelling theater."
The production team for DADA WOOF PAPA HOT includes William Boles* (scenic designer), Noël Huntzinger (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design, music composition), Jamie Karas (properties design) and Catherine Allen (production manager).
*Denotes AFT Artistic Associate