Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre

The production opened on Friday, June 28th.

By: Jun. 29, 2024
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Writers Theatre is concluding its 2023/24 Season with The Hot Wing King, written by Katori Hall, and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. The Hot Wing King will be presented through July 21, 2024 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

Check out photos below!

Lili-Anne Brown, a Chicago native and a veteran of stages in Chicago and across the country, comes to Writers to direct this hot, new play, winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama by celebrated writer Katori Hall (The Mountaintop, P-Valley, Broadway’s Tina: The Tina Turner Musical).  

When it comes to wings, Cordell is king! Supported by his beau Dwayne and the best friends who serve as his fry crew, the group embarks on a fun night of pre-competition prep for Memphis’s annual hot wing festival. But when Dwayne’s troubled nephew unexpectedly needs a place to stay, it quickly becomes a recipe for disaster. Winner of the 2021 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Hot Wing King is a fierce comedy about the risks and rewards of celebrating who you are.  

The cast includes: Breon Arzell (Cordell), Jos N. Banks (Dwayne), Joseph Anthony Byrd (Isom), Thee Ricky Harris (Big Charles), Jabari Khaliq (Everett), and Kevin Tre'von Patterson (TJ). The understudies are Jonathan Allsop, Darryl D’Angelo Jones, Donovan Session, and Jarred Webb. 

The creative team includes: Lili-Anne Brown (Director), Lauren M. Nichols (Scenic Designer), Yvonne Miranda (Costume Designer), Jason Lynch (Lighting Designer), Willow James (Sound Designer), Rae Watson (Properties Designer), Dee Etti-Williams (Assistant Sound Designer), Greg Geffrard (Intimacy Director), Christopher Berry (Voice and Dialect), and Tor Campbell (Associate Director). The stage manager is Katie Klemme and the assistant stage manager is Imani Ross. 

Tickets are now on sale at Writers Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe; 847-242-6000; www.writerstheatre.org.  

Photo Credit: Michael Brosilow

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Jos N. Banks, Breon Arzell

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Breon Arzell, Jabari Khaliq

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Kevin Tre'von Patterson, Joseph Anthony Byrd, Thee Ricky Harris, and Breon Arzell

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Jos N. Banks, Jabari Khaliq, Thee Ricky Harris, and Joseph Anthony Byrd

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Kevin Tre'von Patterson and Jabari Khaliq

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Breon Arzell, Joseph Anthony Byrd, and Thee Ricky Harris

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Joseph Anthony Byrd, Breon Arzell, Jabari Khaliq, and Thee Ricky Harris

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Joseph Anthony Byrd, Jabari Khaliq, Breon Arzell, and Thee Ricky Harris

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Joseph Anthony Byrd, Jabari Khaliq, Breon Arzell, and Thee Ricky Harris, Jos N. Banks

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Joseph Anthony Byrd, Jos N. Banks, Breon Arzell, Thee Ricky Harris, and Jabari Khaliq

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Joseph Anthony Byrd, Breon Arzell, Jabari Khaliq, Jos N. Banks, and Thee Ricky Harris

Photos: First Look at THE HOTWING KING at Writers Theatre
Joseph Anthony Byrd, Breon Arzell, Jabari Khaliq, Thee Ricky Harris, and Jos N. Banks




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