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Pictured (l-r): Playwrights Eileen Campbell and Caity-Shea Violette.
Artemisia Theatre has announced the playwrights, cast, and directors for the Artemisia Fall Festival 2017.
Featuring six new plays, the lineup includes THE RUG DEALER, by Riti Sachdeva, JARRED, by Eileen Campbell, RUSH, by Callie Kimball, THE MALTA PLAY, by Kirsten Ebsen, REAP THE GROVE, by Caity-Shea Violette, and PARTS OF SPEECH, by Janet Burroway. Audiences will have a chance to vote for their favorite play, with the winner receiving a world premiere production through Artemisia.
Pictured (l-r and top to bottom): Callie Kimball, Eileen Campbell, Caity-Shea Violette, Janet Burroway, Kirsten Ebsen and Riti Sachdeva.
The festival runs September 25th – October 4th at The Edge Theatre, 5451 North Broadway, in Edgewater. Admission is free, however, reservations and donations are encouraged. Visit artemisiatheatre.org for more information.
Artemisia Fall Festival 2017 (from the press release):
September 25 @ 7:30 pm
THE RUG DEALER
By Riti Sachdeva
Directed by Anu Bhatt
An Iranian-American woman inherits her father’s rug store after his death and negotiates the costly business of carpets, family, duty and desire.
SHIRAZ – Vahishta Vafadari
AZAR – Myriam Raymond
MARIAM – Noha Ganzouri
RABA – Rom Barkhordar
September 26 @ 7:30 pm
By Eileen Campbell
Directed by Elizabeth Swanson
A fresh college dropout moves in with her former fourth-grade teacher in order to get away from the mess. Together, the two women must reconcile their monsters.
LINNIE – Shantel Hamilton
IDA – Diane Dorsey
MABEL/DOUG – Dominic Rescigno
September 27 @ 7:30 pm
By Callie Kimball
Directed by Lindsay Tornquist
A young woman and her brother risk everything to start a new life at the end of the world. But with a Chicago detective on their trail, is the Yukon Territory far enough away to escape their terrible past?
BELINDA – Kayla Carter
FRANK – Andrew Clancey
ROSIE – Laura Gaona
ALICE – Caitlin Chuckta
JEB – Rasell Holt
GARRISON – Scott Cummins
DOCTOR – Lucy Pearce
NEIGHBOR – Patty Malaney
October 2 @ 7:30 pm
THE MALTA PLAY
By Kirsten Ebsen
Directed by Rachel Sledd Iannantuoni
Based on actual events, two British Quaker women survive imprisonment by the Inquisition on the Isle of Malta during the seventeenth century.
KATHERINE – Robin Margolis
SARAH – Julie Proudfoot
MALACHI – Christopher Prentice
GOVERNOR/PHYSICIAN – Christian Isley
ENGLISH CONSUL/SAMUEL BAKER – Blake Holen
BERNARDO/ENGLISHMAN – Daniel Chenard
INQUISITOR – Richard Esteras
MAGISTRATE/HAZIM – Joan Nahid
October 3 @ 7:30 pm
REAP THE GROVE
By Caity-Shea Violette
Directed by Leslie Danzig
An estranged family is reunited to spend the mother’s final days together before she ends her life on her own terms following a terminal lung cancer diagnosis.
SANDRA – Patricia Kane
BECKAH – Mindy Shore
JUDITH – Charlie Irving
NAN – Genevieve VenJohnson
October 4 @ 7:30 pm
PARTS OF SPEECH
By Janet Burroway
Directed by Carrie Lee Patterson
In the 1980’s, a female translation teacher waits for news of her journalist brother who has been taken hostage in Lebanon and copes by revisiting and reimaging the past.
IMOGEN UNGAR – Lucinda Johnston
YOUNG IMOGEN/HEATHER/TAKAYAMA WOMAN – Sarah Serabian
WESLEY UNGAR/REPORTER – Sean Foer
RALPH UNGAR/WILL – JP Thomas
GLADYS UNGAR/VALERIE/MRS OGILVIE – Rebecca Prescott
HERMAN GOETZ/REPORTER – Brad Davidson
ADAIR GOETZ/CBS REPORTER – Madeline Bunke
STU/ MR. FILSON – John Lister