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Pictured (left to right): Stephanie Bignault, and Drew Johnson.
Block St Theatre Co has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of FLAMINGO & DECATUR by Todd Taylor.
Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox, the production will feature Stephanie Bignault, Drew Johnson, Jason M. Shipman and Nathaniel Stahlke.
Pictured (left to right): Stephanie Bignault, Drew Johnson, Jason M. Shipman and Nathaniel Stahlke.
The production team includes Joe Schermoly (scenic design), Chloe Patten (costume design), Andrew Ridgers (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design), Jessica Mondres (props design), Annamarie Giordano (production manager) and Jennifer Aparicio (stage manager).
Set in a foreclosed residential property far from the glamour of the famed Las Vegas strip, FLAMINGO & DECATUR reveals a different side of Sin City. It’s here we meet Jackson, a wily professional gambler struggling to stay afloat in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crash that wrecked the city’s economy. Jackson thinks he’s discovered a surefire way to trim living expenses – find one of the thousands of Vegas houses left vacant by foreclosure and start squatting there illegally with Ben, his online-poker-junkie roommate. But the pair soon finds that not only do they have to stay one step ahead of the law – they must also contend with their antagonistic next-door neighbor Simon, self-appointed guardian of neighborhood property values.
FLAMINGO & DECATUR runs January 4 – February 18, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.