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Strawdog Theatre Company Sets Final Production at Long-Time Home

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the final main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season and the final production to be produced at Strawdog's Broadway home for 26 years*, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Once in a Lifetime, April 22 - June 4, directed by Damon Kiely, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Previews are Friday, April 22 and 29, Saturday, April 23 and 30 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 24 and May 1 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, April 28 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Monday, May 2 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. An industry performance is Monday, May 9 at 8 p.m. and a fully accessible performance in conjunction with the Access Project at Victory Gardens is Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m.** Preview tickets are $15 with regular run tickets $28 - 30, they may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available.

May (Kathleen McDonnell), Jerry (Mike Dailey) and George (Scott Danielson) are giving up vaudeville and leaving New York to cash in on California's latest gold rush: talking pictures. Kaufman and Hart's 1930 comedy classic about Hollywood and the quest for fame is a love letter to the theatre with thirteen actors playing over forty characters. Damon Kiely, the acclaimed director of American Blues Theatre's Hank Williams: Lost Highway and author of How to Read a Play: Script Analysis for Directors directs this epic satire of greed run amok.

Additional cast includes ensemble members Jamie Vann, Justine C. Turner, Sarah Goeden, Nicole Bloomsmith, Brandon Saunders, Michaela Petro, Anderson Lawfer, Paul Fagen, with guest artist Kamille Dawkins.

The production team also includes Strawdog Company Ensemble Members Jordan Kardasz, lighting designer; Heath Hays, sound designer; Brittany Dee Bodley, co-costume designer with guest artists Cassandra Bass, co-costume designer; Max Colvill, assistant stage manager; Spencer Diedrick, assistant director; Mike Ford, choreographer; Jamie Karas, properties designer; Emmaline Keddy-Hector, production manager; Matthew Lightfoot, assistant lighting designer; Austin Oie, music director; Casey Peek, stage manager; Joe Schermoly, scenic designer; Arianna Soloway, dramaturg; Rob Stepek, master electrician and Alan Weusthoff, technical director.

**FULLY ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCE

Strawdog Theatre Company continues its partnership with the Access Project at Victory Gardens to present Once in a Lifetime at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, in the Prince Charitable Trust Rehearsal Room, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., Thursday, May 12 at 8 p.m., with a touch tour at 6:45 p.m. The performance is fully wheelchair accessible with audio description and open captioning.


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