World Premiere of WITCH SLAP! Presented with Babes with Blades Theatre Company, 8/9 - 9/20

World Premiere of WITCH SLAP! Presented with Babes with Blades Theatre Company, 8/9 - 9/20

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present Witch Slap!, by Jeff Goode, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N Clark St., in Chicago. Previews will be Saturday August 9, Thursday August 14, and Friday August 15 at 8PM, and Sunday August 10 at 3:30PM. The opening is Saturday, August 16 at 8PM, and the show will run Thursdays-Fridays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 16-September 20.

BWBTC is pleased to announce the following deals and discounts associated with this production:

Pay-what-you-can Thursdays
Half-price industry tickets on Sundays
Discounts for Facebook friends of the company

Saturday, Aug 23rd: BWBTC will announce the winner of the 2014 Inspiring Sword & Pen Art Competition. This will also serve as the official opening of the Joining Sword & Pen 2015-2016 Playwriting Competition.

All Closing Weekend, September 18-20: BWBTC will be accepting donations for Tree House Humane Association, "a cageless, no-kill humane organization specializing in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured stray cats."

Witch Slap! is directed by Delia Ford* and the cast features Alison Dornheggen*, Stefanie Johnsen, Loren Jones, Kimberly Logan*, Morgan Manasa*, Jennifer L. Mickelson*, and Patti Moore. The violence design is by Maureen Yasko*.

The design and production team of Witch Slap! includes Mason Absher (Sound Design), Justin Castellano (Lighting Design), Kait Mikitin (Production Manager), Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager), Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Claire Nelson (Props Design), and Nicci Schumacher (Scenic Design/Technical Director).
*denotes BWBTC ensemble member

Mass hysteria grips a colonial town as public witch hunts pit brother against brother. But when local witches attempt to band together to stop the madness, they quickly discover that sister against sister can be far more wicked. This irreverent comedy is the 2013-2014 winner of BWBTC's Joining Sword & Pen competition. JS&P invites playwrights from around the globe to take inspiration from a work of visual art, and use it as a basis for a brand new work for theatre that features strong roles for women. Since its inception, JS&P has been sponsored by Fight Master David Woolley, SAFD. More information at

Witch Slap! is inspired by the paintings Medieval 1 and Medieval 2 by Gabriella Boros, the winner of Inspiring Sword & Pen 2012. The Inspiring Sword & Pen 2014 art competition is open through August 15, 2014. More information at

$20 general admission
$12 students and seniors
$8 previews
Available for purchase at or 773-904-0391.

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.

For more information or press inquiries, please contact Melissa Tropp at Curious Relations: or 312-316-1736.

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