Babes With Blades Has Its “Women of 4G” Cast and Design Team

Babes With Blades Has Its “Women of 4G” Cast and Design Team

Pictured: (Top Row, L to R) Catherine Dvorak, LaKecia Harris, Cynthia Hines, Jazmín Corona and Jillian Leff (Bottom Row, L to R) Renee Lockett, Tehilla Newman, Samantha Price, Judi Schindler, and Ashley Yates

Babes With Blades Theatre Company’s announces the cast and design team for the season opener, “Women Of 4G,” written by Amy Tofte, with direction by Lauren Katz, assistant direction by Stephanie Mattos and fight direction by Maureen Yasko.

The cast includes Jillian Leff (Ensign Pierce), Cynthia Hines (Stark), LaKecia Harris (Nataki), Jazmín Corona (Wollman), Catherine Dvorak (Baston), Renee Lockett (Dr. Cava), Judi Schindler (Dr. Toulle), with understudies Samantha Price (U/S Pierce/Baston), Ashley Yates (U/S Nataki/Stark/Wollman), and Tehilla Newman (U/S Cava/Toulle).

The production features Anika Jones, production manager; Hannah Foerschler, sound designer; Sarah West, stage manager; Jessica Baldinger, scenic designer; Jeremiah Barr, technical director; Auden Granger, properties designer; Elle Erickson, costume designer; and Gabrielle Strong, lighting designer.

Seventy-five years in the future, an all-female crew and their male captain depart on what appears to be a routine mission to Mars until the captain is murdered and the real mission comes to light.

“Women of 4G” runs August 1 – September 14 at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard, Chicago. For more information visit

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