Jackalope Theatre Co Announces Cast of THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Jackalope Theatre Co Announces Cast of THE LIGHT FANTASTIC

Jackalope will conclude its 10th Season with the world premiere of The Light Fantastic, written by Ike Holter, directed by Gus Menary, with the full cast announced below.

The Light Fantastic

Runs May 8 - June 16, 2017 at

Broadway Armory Park, 5917 N Broadway in Chicago.

The press performance is Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8pm.

Tickets are $5 - $30, and go on sale Tuesday, March 20th via www.jackalopetheatre.org.

In an unremarkable town on an uneventful evening, something truly terrible occurs, and a small family is thrust into a tit-for-tat game of survival against forces that are far from human. The writer/director team that brought you Jackalope's smash hit Exit Strategy and the Roustabouts' summer blockbuster Put Your House in Order team up again for a world-premiere play that is equal parts drama and comedy, and brings old school horror into the new and now.

The cast for The Light Fantastic features Paloma Nozicka* (Grace), Brianna Buckley (Harriet), Elena Maria Cohen (Katrina), Diego Colón (Eddie), Janice O'Neill (Fiona), Tommy Malouf (Adam), and Andrew Burden Swanson* (Rufus).

The production team includes: Sotirios Livaditis (scenic designer), Christine Pascual (costume designer), Lacie Hexom (props designer), Steve LaBedz (sound/projections designer), Slick Jorgenson (lighting designer), William Allen (stage manager), Corrbette Pasko (dramaturg), Almanya Narula (fight choreographer), Eleanor Axt* (casting director), Danielle Stack* (production manager).

* denotes Jackalope company member

Ike Holter (playwright) Ike Holter is a 2017 winner of the Windham-Campbell Prize, one of the highest awards for playwriting in the world. Holter is a resident playwright at Victory Gardens Theater, and has been commissioned by The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, South Coast Rep, and The Playwrights' Center. His work has been produced at the Steppenwolf Garage, The Philadelphia Theater Company, Off Broadway at Barrow Street and Cherry Lane, The Lily Tomlin Center in L.A, True Colors in Atlanta, Forward Theater in Wisconsin, Water Tower Theater in Dallas, Jackalope Theatre Company, Teatro Vista, Acorn Theater in Three Oaks, New Colony, A Red Orchid, and The Inconvenience. He is the Artistic Director of The Roustabouts. This 2018/2019 season, he will have 4 world premieres, including Rightlynd at Victory Gardens this fall, Red Rex at Steep in the winter, and Lottery Day at Goodman Theatre in the summer.

Gus Menary* (Director) Gus Menary is the Artistic Director and a founding member of Jackalope Theatre Company. At Jackalope, he directed the world-premieres of Ike Holter's Exit Strategy, Andrew Swanson's Moonshiner and Lunacy!, and the midwest-premiere of Aaron Loeb's Ideation, among many others. He directed the world-premiere of Brett Neveu's Detective Partner Hero Villain for Strawdog Theatre Company and, most recently, directed the world-premiere of Ike Holter's Put Your House In Order for The Roustabouts at A Red Orchid Theatre. He was named one of the Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago by Newcity Magazine in 2016, 2017, and 2018. He is a founding member of The Inconvenience, where he served as Director of Theatre Programming.




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