Jackalope Sets Full Cast for LUNACY!; Founding Company Member to Direct
Jackalope's 7th season concludes with Lunacy!, written by resident playwright Andrew Burden Swanson*, directed by founding company member Gus Menary*, with the full cast and production team announced below. The show runs May 11 - June 20, 2015 at Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N. Broadway. Tickets are available April 1 via jackalopetheatre.org. The press performance is Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:30pm.
The latest brainchild of resident playwright Andrew Burden Swanson imagines a madcap 1969 in which the conspiracy theorists may have been right. Kennedy guaranteed a man on the moon by the end of the decade, and NASA is running out of time to fulfill the promise that will awe the world and unite a nation. March 15: A young physicist reports for duty at MGM Borehamwood Studios. The mission at hand? Film a simulated moon landing that the whole world will fall for. With a young Donald Rumsfeld in the director's chair, CIA agents in the roles of our space-bound heroes and the whole of Stanley Kubrick's cinematic technology at their fingertips, what could possibly go wrong? Perfectionists in both science and art unite to reinforce American ambition, reinvigorate a sense of wonder, and inspire through knowledge of possibility - however unfathomable it may seem.
The cast features Will Kiley* (John Fitzpatrick), Scot West (Donald Rumsfeld), Malcolm Callan (Stanley Kubrick), Pat Whalen* (Agent Slate), Darci Nalepa (Janna Bridgeton), Sasha Smith (Brooke), Jeannie Affelder (Deloris), Robert Koon (Ted), Charlie Strater (Director Pierce), Mike Hamilton (Harry), Kaiser Ahmed* (Derek), Jessie D. Prez (Agent Steadladder), and J.P. Pierson (Inspector Trescott).
The production team for Lunacy! includes: John Wilson (scenic design),Claire Sangster* (lighting design), Joe Court (sound design), Corinne Bass (props design), Alex Hand* and Neil Pandya (projection design), Jen Dorman (graphic design), Allison Raynes* (production stage manager), Mikayla Pasquale (assistant stage manager), Cody Spellman (dramaturg), Alex Hand* (technical director), Elana Boulos* (casting director), Danielle Stack (production manager) and Rich Fine (costume designer).
*Denotes Jackalope Company Member