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Photos: Elizabeth Ledo and Patrese McClain, courtesy About Face Theatre.
About Face Theatre has announced casting for the final production of its 2016-17 season, the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize nominee Tanya Barfield’s contemporary love story BRIGHT HALF LIFE, directed by AFT Artistic Associate Keira Fromm. Elizabeth Ledo and Patrese McClain are the 2-hand cast, and the designers include William Boles (scenic design), Melissa Ng (costume design), Chris Binder (lighting design), and Christopher Kriz (sound design). Helen Lattyak stage manages.
Winner of the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Play, BRIGHT HALF LIFE follows the ups and downs of a modern lesbian couple. “I’m excited to feature Tanya Barfield’s work, a fresh counterpoint to this season’s historical pieces,” comments Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. “Tanya’s language is muscular and sparkles, but it was her inventive structure that captured me. She’s created a verbal tilt-a-whirl for the audience, echoing the ins and outs of every modern relationship that I think will speak to everyone who’s ever been in love.”