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Pictured: Dana Tretta
Mercury Theater Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for BUNNY BUNNY: GILDA RADNER, A SORT OF LOVE STORY, running from February 9th through April 1st.
Written by Alan Zweibel, and directed by Warner Crocker, BUNNY BUNNY will feature Dana Tretta as Gilda Radner and Jackson Peter Evans as Alan Zweibel. Jason Grimm will play the role of “everybody else” with Jake Bradley and Anna Segatti rounding out the cast.
The creative team includes scenic design by Jacqueline and Richard Penrod, costume design by Robert Kuhn, lighting design by Kristof Janezic, sound design by Mike Pryzgoda and wig design by Kevin Barthel.
From the press release: “Gilda Radner was one of the great comic geniuses of the 20th century. Her life-long friend and comedy writer Alan Zweibel has written this loving tribute to Gilda. BUNNY BUNNY is based on their curious bond, a relationship that was always emotional but never physical. Comic and heartbreaking, this play follows these two overgrown kids as they ride bumper-car lives right up to Radner’s death from ovarian cancer. In her honor, Gene Wilder established the first Gilda’s Club in New York, a free counseling center for cancer patients and their families. A portion of the proceeds from this production of BUNNY BUNNY will be donated to Gilda’s Club to help continue her important legacy.”
The performance schedule for BUNNY BUNNY is Wednesdays at 8pm, Thursdays at 8pm, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 3pm and 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. For more information visit MercuryTheaterChicago.com.