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Photo Flash: First Look at MARTYR at Steep Theatre

Steep Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of Martyr by Marius von Mayenburg, translated by Maja Zade and directed by Joanie Schultz. The production runs April 16 through May 23, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Benjamin's mother and teachers are alarmed when he begins espousing Fundamentalist Christian beliefs. Is it a ploy to ditch swimming class, or is it something more? Martyr tells the story of ordinary people (a single mother, an overworked school-teacher, a student with questions about his sexuality and his identity) who are caught in a young man's quest for relevance and power through religious radicalism.

The cast (in speaking order) features: Cindy Marker*, Brando Crawford, Claire Saxe, Steve Schine, Kendra Thulin*, Walter Brody, Travis Coe, and Brandon St. Clair Saunders.

On the production team are: Director - Joanie Schultz*; Stage Manager - Lauren Lassus**; Scenic Designer - Chelsea M. Warren**; Lighting Designer - Sarah Hughey; Costume Designer - Sally Dolembo; Sound Design & Original Music - Thomas Dixon**; and Props Designer - Eleanor Kahn.

This production contains nudity and violence and is intended for mature audiences. All performances play the Steep Theatre, 1115 West Berwyn, Chicago, IL 60640, running Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights at 8pm, April 16 through May 23, 2015, with Sunday matinee performances on April 26, May 3, 10 and 17 at 3pm. Tickets: $10-$35. Purchase: (866) 811-4111 or www.steeptheatre.com. General Information: 773-649-3186.

* Denotes Steep Company Member
** Denotes Steep Artistic Associate

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Photo Flash: First Look at MARTYR at Steep Theatre
Walter Brody, Brando Crawford and Kendra Thulin

Photo Flash: First Look at MARTYR at Steep Theatre
Travis Coe and Brando Crawford

Photo Flash: First Look at MARTYR at Steep Theatre
Brando Crawford, Travis Coe and Cindy Marker

Photo Flash: First Look at MARTYR at Steep Theatre
Brando Crawford and Claire Saxe

Photo Flash: First Look at MARTYR at Steep Theatre
Brando Crawford, Kendra Thulin and Steve Schine



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