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Shattered Globe Theatre has announced casting for Rachel Bonds’ drama FIVE MILE LAKE, directed by Cody Estle.
The production features Shattered Globe ensemble members Steve Peebles, Drew Schad, Joseph Wiens, and SGT artistic associate Daniela Colucci with Aila Peck.
The creative team includes Jeffrey D. Kmiec (scenic design), Hailey Rakowiecki (costume design), JR Lederle (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design), Vivian Knouse (props design), Eva Breneman (dialect coach), A.J. Roy (asst. director), Judy Anderson (exec. production manager), Colin David (production manager), Denise Savas (stage manager) and Ayanna Wimberley (asst. stage manager).
Comments Director Cody Estle, “Five Mile Lake is a funny and moving portrait of small town people –both the people who stayed and the people who moved away. Sometimes everyone else’s life looks better from a distance but what really defines happiness? Coming from a small town myself and being around the age of these characters brings a special connection – it’s a story that I’m eager to tell. It’s filled with family, dreams and hope – I think it will engage, move and inspire audiences.”
From the press release: In a style reminiscent of Chekhov, five spirited young adults approaching thirty try to navigate the emotional undercurrents of unrequited love, loss and possibility. The unexpected return of a sibling sets in motion an inadvertent winter reunion in their small Pennsylvania town – the kind of claustrophobic place that most kids grow up to leave. Looking toward the frozen lake and wrestling with their future, each character aspires to make a new choice – the “right” choice – and comes face-to-face with the choices they have already made.
FIVE MILE LAKE runs January 11 – February 24, 2018 at SGT’s resident home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit shatteredglobe.org.