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Pictured: Rashada Dawn
Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, has announced the cast and production team for its revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics by Tony Kushner, and directed by Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Andra Velis Simon.
The production will feature Rashada Dawan as Caroline with Roberta Burke as Radio 3, Kevin Grubb as Grandpa Gellman, Nicole Michelle Haskins as Dotty, Rosalind Hurwitz as Grandma Gellman, Bre Jacobs as Emmie, Michael Kingston as Mr. Stopnick, Princess Isis Lang as Jackie, Alejandro Medina as Noah, De’Jah Perkins as Radio 1, Blair Roberston as Rose, Jonathan Schwart as Stuart, Lyric Sims as Joe, Sasha Smith as Moon/Washer and Emma Sipora Tyler as Radio 2.
Pictured: (top, l to r) Rashada Dawan, Roberta Burke, Kevin Grubb, Nicole Michelle Haskins and Rosalind Hurwitz (middle, l to r) Bre Jacobs, Michael Kingston, Princess Isis Lang, Alejandro Medina, De’Jah Perkins (bottom, l to r) Blair Roberston , Jonathan Schwart, Lyric Sims, Sasha Smith and Emma Sipora Tyler.
The production team includes Lauren Nichols (scenic design), Noël Huntzinger (costume design), Cat Wilson (lighting design), Victoria Deiorio and Karli Blalock (sound design), Lacie Hexom (props design), Brigitte Ditmars (choreographer), Harmony France (producer), Heather Larkin (production manager), Adelina Feldman-Schultz. (casting director), Joshanna Robinson (run crew, child wrangler), JC Widman (stage manager) and Kirby Gibson (assistant stage manager).
From the press release: “CAROLINE, OR CHANGE is set in Lake Charles, Louisiana: the end of 1963. America is changing. Caroline Thibodeaux is a mother of four and a maid, working for the southern Jewish Gellman family. Caroline struggles with changes monumental and mundane, and her relationship with the young, grieving boy who lives in the house she cleans.”
CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will play September 22 through October 28 at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit firebrandtheatre.org.