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Signal Ensemble Theatre to Stage Nicolas Billon's BUTCHER

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the United States premiere of Butcher by Nicolas Billon and directed by Signal Ensemble Member Bries Vannon at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., September 17 - October 24. Previews are Thursday, Sept.17 and Friday, Sept. 18 at 8 p.m. Opening/Press night is Saturday, Sept. 19 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursday - Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $23 for single tickets, $15 for industry/students/seniors/groups and $12 for previews. Tickets may be purchased by calling 773.698.7389 or by visiting

NOTE: An Industry Night Performance will be Monday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. There is no Sunday, Sept. 20 matinee performance.

On Christmas Eve, an old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the front door of a police station. Around his neck hangs a meat hook with a simple note attached: "arrest me."

As the night progresses, a lawyer, a police officer and a translator find themselves deep in a snare of secrets, lies and sins buried but not forgotten. Fresh off its critically acclaimed premiere at Alberta Theatre Projects, Nicolas Billon's taut thriller confronts with questions of justice, revenge and humanity's darkest capacities.

The cast and production team for Butcher includes:

CAST: Todd Frugia (Inspector Lamb), Vincent Lonergan* (Josef Dzibrilovo), Simone Roos* (Elena), Joseph Stearns* (Hamilton Barnes), and Lauren Viteri (Young Girl).

*Indicates Signal Ensemble Theatre Member

CREW: Jon Beal (Violence Coach), Matthwq Chapman (Sound Design), Carla Hamilton* (Costume Design), Stephanie Ingram* (Stage Manager), Elise Kauzlaric (Dialect Coach), Christopher Neville (Props Design), Michael C. Smith (Lighting Design), Bries Vannon* (Director), and Ian Zywica (Scenic Design).

*Indicates Signal Ensemble Theatre Member

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