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Pictured (top, l to r): Jos N. Banks, Shane Kenyon, Keith Kupferer, and Lily Mojekwu with (bottom, l to r) Bruch Reed, Benjamin Sprunger, and Rachel Sullivan.
About Face Theatre has announced the cast and design team for its Chicago premiere of DADA WOOF PAPA HOT by Peter Parnell and directed by Artistic Associate Keira Fromm.
The cast includes Artistic Associate Benjamin Sprunger with Jos N. Banks, Shane Kenyon, Keith Kupferer, Lily Mojekwu, Bruch Reed and Rachel Sullivan.
The production team features Artistic Associate William Boles (scenic designer) with Noël Huntzinger (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Christopher Kriz (sound design, music composition), Jamie Karas (properties design) and Catherine Allen (production manager).
Comments Artistic Director Megan Carney, “Peter Parnell’s work has long captivated audiences in Chicago and around the country, and this is a hilarious, forthright and deeply revealing play. The journey of Dada Woof Papa Hot connects people across many different experiences in the struggle to balance the delights of autonomy and independence with the comforts of coupledom and family. I love Keira Fromm’s vision for the production to illuminate how social pressures and personal longing impact couples.”
Adds Director Keira Fromm, “Dada Woof Papa Hot is a funny and moving play about the challenges of modern day marriage and parenting. It’s also a play about how becoming a parent impacts one’s sense of identity and individuality. I love how the play reaches into contemporary married life and examines its difficulties for straight and gay people alike.”
DADA WOOF PAPA HOT introduces us to two gay couples and their friends venturing into the world of modern parenting. As friendships deepen and vulnerabilities get exposed, the foundations of family and commitment are shaken.
DADA WOOF PAPA HOT will play January 10 – February 16 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. For more information visit aboutfacetheatre.com.