Photo Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre's HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK World Premiere
The true story of Chicago's infamous Haymarket massacre comes to life in Underscore Theatre Company's world premiere musical HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK, with book and lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, music by David Kornfeld, directed by Elizabeth Margolius with music direction by Robert Ollis and Tyler Merle Thompson. Commemorating the 130th anniversary of the deadly bombing and riot at Haymarket Square, this stirring new musical will play now through June 12, 2016 at Chicago new performance venue, The Edge Theater at 5451 N. Broadway in Chicago. The press opening is tomorrow, May 17, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK is a true Chicago story - the story of Lucy Parsons, daughter of a slave and widow of anarchist martyr Albert Parsons who, on the last day of her life, revisits the Haymarket Affair and the unjust trial that followed it in an attempt to make peace with her past. Like Underscore's production of Borderlands, HAYMARKET is a folk musical in which the actors accompany themselves, with influences ranging from circus to protest songs to roots Americana.
The production team for HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK includes: Kurtis Boetcher (scenic designer), Carolyn Cristofani (costume designer), Erik Barry (lighting designer) Aaron Stephenson (sound designer) Mealah Heidenreich (props designer), Josh Prisching (technical director), Damian Wille (production manager), Taryn Wood (casting director) and JC Widman (stage manager).
Tickets are currently available at www.underscoretheatre.org or by calling (312) 646-0975.
Photo Credit: Evan Hanover
James Smart, LaKecia Harris and Mike Mazzocca
LaKecia Harris with the cast of HAYMARKET: THE ANARCHIST'S SONGBOOK