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Pictured (top, l to r): Joe Bianco, Amanda De La Guardia, Alys Dickerson, Elizabeth Dowling and Simon (bottom, l to r) Hedger, Niko Kourtis, Kyla Norton, Siddhartha Rajan, Alexis Randolph and Jessica Dean Turner.
Haven Theatre has announced casting for Bertolt Brecht’s FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH, translated by Eric Bentley and directed by Artistic Director Josh Sobel.
The production features Joe Bianco, Amanda De La Guardia, Alys Dickerson, Elizabeth Dowling, Simon Hedger, Niko Kourtis, Kyla Norton, Siddhartha Rajan, Alexis Randolph and Jessica Dean Turner.
The production team for FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH includes Yu Shibagaki (scenic design), Izumi Inaba (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Sarah D. Espinoza (sound design), Jeffrey Levin (original music), Sasha Smith (movement design), Abhi Shrestha (dramaturg), Angela Salinas (production manager), Madisen Dempsey (assistant director), Anna Sung-En Medill (assistant director) and Corbin Paulino (stage manager).
Comments Sobel, “As the world finds itself in the midst of its next great cultural shift, Brecht’s examination of the common citizen and how a society can be led to accept the inhumane feels strikingly immediate. Brecht wrote this play reflecting and pulling back the curtain on the news of the day as it was happening around him, providing an unnerving and – in our current moment – all too important call to confront injustice as it happens and to firmly and proudly say: No. With this production we seek to serve one of Haven’s core values – the Future – through an intimate and personal look at our past and how such fatal mistakes were allowed to take place.”
FEAR AND MISERY OF THE THIRD REICH runs February 8 – March 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre’s Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit haventheatrechicago.com.