Eclectic Presents FUDDY MEERS
Claire has a rare form of psychogenic amnesia that erases her memory whenever she goes to sleep. This morning, like all mornings, she wakes up a blank slate. But today turns out different. She's kidnapped by a limping, lisping, half-blind, half-deaf man in a ski mask who claims he's there to save her, and he spirits her off to her mother's house. Every twist and turn in this funhouse plot bring Claire closer to revealing her past life and everything she thought she'd forgotten. It's one harrowing and hilarious turn after another on this roller coaster ride through the day of an amnesiac trying to decipher her fractured life. This poignant and brutal comedy traces one woman's attempt to regain her memory while surrounded by a curio-cabinet of alarmingly bizarre characters.
Athenaeum Theatre, Studio Two, 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL (773) 935-6860
Previews: $20; Press Night, Thursday, Sunday and Saturday Matinees: $25; Friday and Saturday Nights: $30
Previews: Saturday, June 10 at 8:00 pm and Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 and 6:30pm
Run: Thursday-Saturday Nights at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm June 15- July 8. Special Saturday Matinees June 20 and July 7 at 2:00 pm.
Cast and Crew:
Claire: Lisa Savegnago*, Richard: Joe Cattogio, Millet: Kirk Osgood*, Limping Man: Andrew Pond*, Heidi: MIchelle Annette*, Kenny: Frank Gasparro*, Gertie: Suzy Krueckeberg , Heidi U/S: Heather VanderWielen, Richard/Millet/Kenny U/S: Richard Eyre
Director: Katherine Siegel*, SM: James VanDerBosch, Production Manager: Lori Eyre*, Producer: Jessica Lauren Fisher*, Lighting Designer: Taylor Sorrel , Set Designer: Jeremy Hollis, Composer/Sound Designer: Ty MIles, Properties Designer: Jessica Lauren Fisher*, Costume Designer: Cathy Tantillo*
*Denotes Eclectic Full Contact Company member
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