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Pictured: John Lu and Jin Park
Sideshow Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for its Chicago premiere of Mia Chung’s YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, directed by artistic associate Elly Green.
The production features ensemble member Katy Carolina Collins with Patrick Agada, Gordon Chow, Helen Joo Lee, John Lu and Jin Park.
Pictured (top, l to r): Patrick Agada, Gordon Chow and Katy Carolina Collins (bottom, l to r) Helen Joo Lee, John Lu and Jin Park.
The creative team for includes William Boles (scenic design), Izumi Inaba (costume design), Cat Wilson (lighting design), Christopher M. LaPorte (sound design), Jessica Mondres (properties design), Ben Chang (dramaturg), Chad Hain (technical director) and Ellen Willett (production manager).
From the press release: “Two North Korean sisters plan an elaborate escape from the “Best Nation in the World,” only to be separated at the border. Now in two strange and separate worlds filled with outrageous characters, they must navigate barriers of language and bureaucracy, reckon with the ways that culture and country can shape us, and discover that survival requires sacrifice. Playwright Mia Chung weaves myth and striking imagery into a deeply affecting and surprisingly funny adventure, portraying the endless lengths to which two sisters will go to find one another again.”
Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green comments, “Mia’s play is one we’ve been chasing for a few years. You for Me for You is fast-moving, funny and daring; in the hands of Sideshow’s Elly Green, it’s going to be a tour de force.”
YOU FOR ME FOR YOU runs March 4 – April 8 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit sideshowtheatre.org.