Broken Nose Announces PLAINCLOTHES Cast & Production Staff

Broken Nose Announces PLAINCLOTHES Cast & Production Staff

Photo: The cast of Broken Nose Theatre’s world premiere of PLAINCLOTHES includes (top, l tor) Kim Boler, Elise Marie Davis, Rob Frankel, Teresa Kuruvilla, Ben Locke and RjW Mays (bottom, l to r), Carmen Molina, Stephanie Shum, Adam Soule, Alejandro Tey, and David Weiss.

Broken Nose Theatre has announced the cast and production team for the world premiere of PLAINCLOTHES by company member Spenser Davis, and Co-directed by Davis and Kanomé Jones.

The production will feature company members Elise Marie Davis and David Weiss, artistic associates Kim Boler, Teresa Kuruvilla, RjW Mays, and Adam Soule with Rob Frankel, Ben Locke, Carmen Molina, Stephanie Shum and Alejandro Tey.

The production team includes Evan Frank (scenic design), Michael Joseph (lighting design), Isaac Mandel (sound design), Devon Green (props design), David Weiss (dramaturg), Becca Holloway (assistant director), Therese Ritchie (technical director), Daryl Ritchie (master electrician) and Rose Hamill (stage manager).

When a violent encounter with a shoplifter leaves half of their team fired or in the hospital, the security guards of a downtown Chicago retail store find themselves under corporate investigation.

“For years, I worked as undercover security for a major retail store on the Michigan Avenue, and it never ceased to amaze me how separate my team’s world felt from the average customer’s: while they traveled up eight bright, glittery floors of merchandise, we were confined to a closet-turned-camera room with spotty air-conditioning and banker’s boxes of pointless paperwork,” said playwright Davis. “The loss prevention team in PLAINCLOTHES find themselves in just such a camera room when the ground shifts underneath their feet.”

The play is being created through a development process with Davis and the pre-cast ensemble of actors PLAINCLOTHES will play November 9 – December 15 at The Den Theatre in Wicker Park. For more information visit

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