Firebrand and TimeLine's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Extends Through November 11
Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its hit revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at firebrandtheatre.org.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE features music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet), book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), direction by Lili-Anne Brown and music direction by Andra Velis Simon. Firebrand is the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage.
The cast of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE includes Rashada Dawan as Caroline with Roberta Burke as Radio 3, Kevin M. Grubb as Grandpa Gellman, Nicole Michelle Haskins as Dotty, Rosalind Hurwitz as Grandma Gellman, Bre Jacobs as Emmie, De'Jah Jervai as Radio 1, Michael Kingston as Mr. Stopnick, Princess Isis Z. Lang as Jackie, Micheal Lovette as Bus/Dryer, Alejandro Medina as Noah, Blair Robertson as Rose, Jonathan Schwart as Stuart, Lyric K. Sims as Joe, Tyler Symone as Moon/Washer and Emma Sipora Tyler as Radio 2.
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is set in Lake Charles, Louisiana: the end of 1963. America is changing. Caroline Thibodeaux is a mother of four and a maid, working for the southern Jewish Gellman family. Caroline struggles with changes monumental and mundane, and her relationship with the young, grieving boy who lives in the house she cleans. Riveting, moving and awe-inspiring, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE features a virtuosic score by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet) and a breathtaking book and lyrics by Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner (Angels in America), the music ranges from Motown to Klezmer, the storytelling from political to magical.
The production team for CAROLINE, OR CHANGE includes: Lauren Nichols (scenic design), Kotryna Hilko (costume design), Cat Wilson (lighting design), Victoria Deiorio (sound design), Lacie Hexom (props design), Brigitte Ditmars (choreographer, associate director), Ethan Deppe (electronic music design), David Samba and Amanda Sager (associate sound design), Fatima Sowe (dramaturg), Lauren Katz (associate dramaturg), Harmony France (producer), Abigail Reed (technical director), Benjamin Baylon and Heather Larkin (production managers), Adelina Feldman-Schultz (casting director), Serena Sandoval (wardrobe), Giselle Castro (sound operator), Joshanna Robinson (run crew, child wrangler), Richie Vavrina (master electrician), JC Widman (stage manager) and Kirby Gibson (assistant stage manager).
PHOTO CREDIT: Rashada Dawan with back Emma Sipora Tyler and Tyler Symone in Firebrand Theatre and TimeLine Theatre Company's production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Photo by Marisa KM.