Signal Ensemble Theatre to End 10th Anniversary Season with LASCIVIOUS SOMETHING, Beg. 5/2

Signal Ensemble Theatre ends their Tenth Anniversary 2012-2013 Season with their final production, the Chicago premiere of Lascivious Something, at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 West Berenice Ave. Lascivious Something is written by Sheila Callaghan and is directed by Signal Ensemble member and Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra.

On a secluded Greek island, an American ex-pat (August) pursues his passions: winemaking and his breathtaking young wife Daphne. Then, on the eve of Ronald Reagan's presidential inauguration, the first tasting of the new wine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of August's former lover. Inspired by Greek tragedy, Lascivious Something combines evocative language with sympathetic yet deeply flawed characters straight out of Euripides.

The cast and production team for Lascivious Something includes:

CAST: Georgann Charuhas* (Liza), Simone Roos* (Daphne), Joe McCauley (August) and Cassidy Shea Stirtz (Boy).

CREW: Ronan Marra*(Director/Co-Artistic director), Michelle Roth (Stage Manager), Buck Blue (Set Design), Elsa Hiltner ^ (Costume Design), Julie Ballard^ (Lighting Design), Anthony Ingram* (Sound Design), Mary O'Dowd^ (Props Design) and Elise Kauzlaric (Dialect Coach).
*Indicates Signal Ensemble Theatre Member, ^Indicates Signal Ensemble Artistic Associate

Playwright Sheila Callaghan's plays have been produced and developed with Soho Rep, Playwright's Horizons, South Coast Repertory, Clubbed Thumb, The LARK, Actor's Theatre of Louisville, New Georges, Woolly Mammoth, and Rattlestick Playwright's Theatre, among others. She is the recipient of the Princess Grace Award for emerging artists, a Jerome Fellowship from the Playwright's Center in Minneapolis, a MacDowell Residency, a Cherry Lane Mentorship Fellowship, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award, and the prestigious Whiting Award. Her plays have been produced internationally and include Scab, Crawl Fade to White, Crumble (Lay me Down, Justin Timberlake), We Are Not These Hands, Dead City, Lascivious Something, Kate Crackernuts, That Pretty Pretty; Or, The Rape Play; Fever/Dream, Everything You Touch, Roadkill Confidential and Women Laughing Alone with Salad. In 2010, Callaghan was profiled by Marie Claire as one of "18 Successful Women Who Are Changing the World." She was also named one of Variety magazine's "10 Screenwriters to Watch" of 2010.

Signal Ensemble Member and Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra (director) is a founder of Signal Ensemble Theatre and his directing credits with the company include the recent Successors, the critically acclaimed East of Berlin and The Russian Play, Hostage Song, his own Aftermath, The Real Inspector Hound, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe, 1776 (Jeff Award -- Best Production, Musical), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Six Degrees of Separation, Fool For Love, Hamlet, Closer, The Zoo Story, Seascape (Jeff Award), Waiting for Godot, (Jeff Recommended), his own Landslide (two Jeff Award nominations including New Work), She Stoops to Conquer, Much Ado About Nothing and his own Learning to Fly.

Founded in 2003, award-winning Signal Ensemble Signal Ensemble Theatre uses a deeply collaborative method to produce work never-before-seen in Chicago. Lascivious Something is the final production of Signal's 2012-2013 season.

Lascivious Something will run Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances are on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m., followed by opening/press night on Saturday, May 4 at 8 p.m. Regular ticket prices are $20 for single tickets, $15 for industry/students/seniors/groups and $10 for previews. Tickets may be purchased by calling 773.698.7389 or by visiting

NOTE SPECIAL PERFORMANCES: Additional performance Monday May 20 at 7:30p and NO performance on Sunday May 5.

Street parking available on Ravenswood and Berenice (runs one way going west) CTA Brown line EL stops Irving Park and Addison. CTA busses #80-Irving Park, #152-Addison, #50-Damen, #11-Lincoln. The theatre is handicapped accessible.

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