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Pictured: Adam Fane
Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its Chicago premiere of Michael John LaChiusa’s LITTLE FISH, “an oblique parable for urban life after the attacks of September 11th,” directed by Producing Artistic Director Allison Hendrix with music direction by Kory Danielson, playing July 9 – August 20 at Theater Wit.
LITTLE FISH will feature Curtis Bannister as John Paul, Kyrie Courter as Anne Frank, Adam Fane as Marco, Casey Hayes as Robert (August 1 – 20), Carl Herzog as Mr Bunder, Teressa Lagamba as Cinder, Nicole Laurenzi as Charlotte, Jeff Meyer as Robert (July 9 – 30, 2017) and Aja Wiltshire as Kathy.
Loosely based on Deborah Eisenberg’s short stories “Days” and “Flotsam,” LITTLE FISH’s score is infused with Latin, jazz, and rock. It premiered off-Broadway at the Second Stage Theatre in 2003.
“What I love the most about this musical is that it has these huge ideas attached to it – isolation versus connection… addiction… trauma… but they exist within a bright, fast-paced, hilariously wry musical comedy,” said Director Allison Hendrix. “We see three friends in the midst of their ‘Saturn Returns,’ figuring out how to be better people, better friends and ultimately, better citizens of the world. These characters’ journeys will feel familiar and close to home to our audiences.”
The production team for LITTLE FISH includes: Arnel Sancianco (scenic design), Kate Kamphausen (costume design), Alexander Ridgers (lighting design), Michael J. Patrick (sound design), Mealah Heidenreich (props design), Charlotte Rivard-Hoster (asst. music director/conductor), Lindsay Brown (production manager) and Kait Samuels (stage manager).