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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Babes with Blades' BO THOMAS AND THE CASE OF THE SKY PIRATES

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates, by Eric Simon, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. Previews will be Saturday, August 10 at 8PM, Sunday August 11 at 3:30PM, Thursday, August 15 at 8PM, and Friday, August 16 at 8PM. The opening is Saturday, August 17 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 17-September 21. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!

Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates is directed by BWBTC Artistic Director Leigh Barrett*, and the cast features Mark Lancaster, Jennifer L. Mickelson*, Megan Schemmel*, Kelly Yacono*, and Maureen Yasko*. The violence design is by JKChoreography (Kim Fukawa* and Jay Burkhardt).

Girl Friday Bo Thomas has been doing the bulk of the detecting for the Sam Lowell Detective Agency, squeaking by on nickel-and-dime petty theft jobs, waiting for that first big case. When reclusive heiress Lydia Day asks the agency to investigate a strange arson at an area orphanage, it seems like a shot at the big time, but things aren't always what they seem....

The design and production team of Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates includes Lauren Angel-Nichols (Scenic Design), Rachel Ellis (Assistant Stage Manager), Diane Fairchild (Lighting Design), Ticha Guillaud (Props Design), Kjerstine Humiston* (Assistant Director), Michael Kunc (Sound Design/Original Music), Kimberly Logan* (Production Manager), Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager), Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Megan Turnquist (Assistant to Lighting Designer), and Jon Woelfer (Technical Director). *denotes BWBTC ensemble member

Bo Thomas and the Case of The Sky Pirates is a veteran of BWBTC's Fighting Words program (2010). For more information about Fighting Words, see BWBTC's website here.

Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to place women and their stories center stage. Through performance, script development, training, and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.

Tickets: $20 general admission; $12 students and seniors; $8 previews. Available at or 773-904-0391.

Photo Credit: Steven Townshend

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Megan Schemmel

Megan Schemmel and Kelly Yacono

Megan Schemmel and Kelly Yacono

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