Cast and Design Team Set for BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

Cast and Design Team Set for BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

Pictured: Emily Lindberg

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project has announced the cast and creative team of the final show of their fourth season, BARBECUE APOCALYPSE by Matt Lyle, directed by Artistic Director Marc James.

The cast features Emily Lindberg (Deb), Kyle Burch (Mike), Felix Abidor (Win), Elena Tubridy (Lulu), Daniel Shtivelberg (Ash), Ashley Greenwood (Glory), and company member Rocco Renda (John).

Pictured: The cast of BARBECUE APOCALYPSE

The production team includes Lana Whittington (Assistant Director/Fight and Intimacy Director), company members Bart O’Toole (Set Design), Michael Joseph (Lighting Design), and Oriana Dentici (Sound Design). With Grace DeSant (Props Design/Assistant Stage Manager), and Chelsea Allen (Assistant Stage Manager).

From the press release: “Three couples gather on the back deck of a very modest suburban home for a mid-summer barbecue where the hosts, Mike and Deb, struggle with feelings of inadequacy about their home decor, their clothes, their careers, their culinary skills, and pretty much everything else. Ash is a successful yuppy with impeccable taste but annoys the hell out of his wife, Lulu, who likes to get very drunk, very quickly. Win mistakes his obnoxious confidence for charm, and his new girlfriend, Glory, is just too young and beautiful to be tolerated by other women. As the act closes, the group discovers that the rest of the world has been literally falling apart during their little, terrible barbecue. Act Two takes place on the same deck for another barbecue to celebrate their one-year post-apocalypsiversary. In a year where the only way to measure success is survival, roles have reversed, and we explore how each character’s basic nature has allowed them to adapt and thrive or has pushed them to the brink of extinction.

BARBECUE APOCALYPSE runs June 18 – July 21, 2018 at Prop Thtr, 3502 N. Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. For more information visit

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