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Pictured (top, l to r): Kevin Webb, Megan DeLay, Ellen DeSitter, Kat Evans, Caitlin Jackson (bottom, l to r) Shane Roberie, Joshua Servantez, Maiko Terazawa, Lee Wichman, Jessica Lauren Fisher and Paul Gene Miller.
Black Button Eyes Productions has announced casting for the world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier’s phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van Barham.
The production will feature Kevin Webb with Megan DeLay, Ellen DeSitter, Kat Evans, Caitlin Jackson, Shane Roberie, Joshua Servantez, Maiko Terazawa and Lee Wichman.
The production team includes Jeremiah Barr (scenic design, props design, puppet design, technical director) Beth Laske-Miller (costume design), Liz Cooper (lighting design), Robert Hornbostel (sound design) and Kyle Bricker (stage manager).
From the press release: “Before the Twilight Zone, there was British expatriate John Collier, writing humorous stories about the bizarre and fantastical for The New Yorker and sardonic screenplays in Hollywood throughout the first half of the 20th century. In this world premiere adaptation, an ominous host weaves together Collier’s comic tales of love, loss and the mysterious for the audience’s delight.”
NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS runs August 17 – September 15 at The Athenaeum Theatre (Studio Two), 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. .