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(left to right) Kim Boler, Elise Marie Davis, Michelle Courvais, Amanda Forman and Mark West.
Broken Nose Theatre has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of Stephen Spotswood’s drama GIRL IN THE RED CORNER, directed by Elizabeth Laidlaw.
The cast includes Artistic Director Elise Marie Davis, along with Kim Boler, Michelle Courvais, Amanda Forman and Mark West.
GIRL IN THE RED CORNER will play February 1 – March 2, 2019, at the company’s resident home, The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are currently available at brokennosetheatre.com on a “pay-what-you-can” basis.
Unemployed and fresh from an abusive marriage, Halo steps into a gym one day and signs up for mixed martial arts lessons. Her family thinks it’s ridiculous. Her trainer thinks she’s soft. But none of them know the anger that fuels her ambition.
“Girl in the Red Corner is a show that allows women and other marginalized voices to step into a story (and an arena) so often dominated by men, all while being unapologetically messy and complicated and real,” said Davis. “There’s something extremely empowering about allowing women to be the anti-hero, about giving us a platform to tell stories of characters who often muddle the best of intentions with poor execution.”
The production team for GIRL IN THE RED CORNER includes Therese Ritchie (scenic design), Cat Davis (lighting design), Devon Green (props design), John Tovar (fight choreography), Rose Hamill (production manager), Liz Gomez (master electrician) and Jenna Thiel (stage manager).