Otherworld Theatre to Present Fantastical Adaptation of A PRINCESS OF MARS
Known for their imaginative and epic theatrical works of science fiction and fantasy, Chicago's Otherworld Theatre now presents a remount of the world premier of their adaptation of Edgar Rice Burrough's A Princess of Mars. A Confederate deserter, John Carter's world is turned upside-down when he finds himself mysteriously transported to the surface of Mars, where he is forced into a colossal conflicts between the planet's alien races. Poised on the edge of collapse, the planet's fate comes to rest on Carter's war-weary shoulders-and now he must choose sides. Filled with extra-terrestrial environments, epic battles, elaborate costuming and more, A Princess of Mars at Berger Park promises to whisk you away on an unforgettable theatrical adventure.
Otherworld Theatre is a local theatre company in Chicago dedicated to Science Fiction and Fantasy performance. Since being founded in 2012, Otherworld has produced some incredible Science Fiction and Fantasy plays including Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Cameron McNary's Of Dice and Men, Bella Poynton's The Aurora Project, Charles Busch's Queen Amarantha, the World Premier of Stuart Bousel's Gone Dark, the dystopian retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Mary-Kate Arnold as Messina3004, and their original productions of Fight Quest!, a choose-your-own adventure show and Moon Prism Power! A Sailor Moon Musical Parody, created by Tiffany Keane Schaefer.
They also annually host Juggernaut: A Sci-Fi- and Fantasy Short Film Festival, and the Paragon Play Festival, the world's largest Sci-Fi and Fantasy play festival. Otherworld consistently performs at various conventions around the Midwest including C2E2, ValorCon, Capricon, and GenCon.
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A PRINCESS OF MARS
Opening Night: Saturday, March 18th, performances at 2:30 and 7:30 pm
Runs Thursday- Saturday, March 23rd- April 1st
Thursday- Saturday nights at 7:30 pm, Saturday afternoons at 2:30 pm
Berger Park (6205 N. Sheridan Rd. Chicago, IL 60660)
Available at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-princess-of-mars-tickets-30300378247, on Goldstar, or at the door.
John Carter- Elliott Sowards*
Dejah Thoris- Mary-Kate Arnold*
San Thaan- Michael Jay Bullaro
Tars Tarkas- Tim Larson
Sola- Julia Rigby
Tal Haljus/Hierophant- Bennett Bottero*
Zad/Kantos Kan/Ensemble- Shaun Hayden
Sarkoja/Ensemble- Elizabeth MacDougald+
Khan So'Lar/Ensemble- Nathan R. Miller
Adaptors: Tiffany Kean Schaefer* and Nick Izzo+
Director: Tiffany Keane Schaefer*
Assistant Director: Grace Gimpel*
Stage Manager: Eliza Smith
Fight Choreographer: Kai Young*
Dramaturg: Bennett Bottero*
Costume Designer: Stefani Sajib-Johnson
Mark Designer: Jeff Harris
Lighting Designer: David Goodman-Edberg+
Set Designer: Jessie Howe, original design by Milo Bue
Sound Desinger: Tiffany Keane Schaefer*
*indicates Ensemble Member, +indicates Artistic Associate