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Pictured: Marsha Harmon
Akvavit Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for GHOSTS & zombies, by Henrik Ibsen and Gustav Tegby, in a new American translation by company member Chad Eric Bergman.
Directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch, the production features Marsha Harman as Mrs. Helene Alving, Victor Bayona as Chamberlain Alving, Jeremy Trager as Pastor Manders, Joshua K. Harris as Carpenter Engstrand, Micah Kronlokken as Osvald and Almanya Narula as Regine with and ensemble including Jessica Kearney, Dylan M. Lainez, Madelyn Loehr, Christiane Schaldemose, Erik Schiller and Tyler Skafgaard.
The production team includes Chad Eric Bergman (set design), Rachel Sypniewski (costume design), David Goodman-Edberg (lighting design), Nigel Harsch (sound designer), Leticha Guillaud (properties design), Kirstin Franklin (casting director), Bethany Weise (asst. costume designer), R&D Choreography (violence design), Christiane Schaldemose (music direction), Chris Waldron (asst. director), Amy Hopkins (production manager), Harrison Ornelas (technical director), Hannah Harper-Smith (stage manager) and Katy Grabarski (asst. stage manager).
(bottom, l to r): Madelyn Loehr, Almanya Narula, Christiane Schaldemose, Erik Schiller, Tyler Skafgaard and Jeremy Trager.
GHOSTS & zombies puts a blood-curdling spin on Ibsen’s classic drama, GHOSTS. As in the original, Mrs. Alving is preparing to open an orphanage in her husband’s memory, while welcoming her son home from a long absence. However, things soon take a turn for the weird and scary as their country estate becomes overrun by the un-dead. Haunted by the ghosts of her past, Mrs. Alving now finds herself confronted by zombies that she is forced to stand and fight.
GHOSTS & zombies runs September 28 – October 29 at the new Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice in Chicago. For more information visit chicagonordic.org.