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Pictured: Kathleen Ruhl and Simran Bal.
Redtwist Theatre has announced the cast and design team for “Herland” by Grace McLeod, directed by James Fleming.
Part of the National New Play Networks rolling world premiere, the cast features Simran Bal (Natalie), Valerie Gorman (Terry), marssie Mencotti (Louise), Deanalís Resto (Becca), and Kathleen Ruhl (Jean). Barbara Button, Mishell Livio, Julie Mitre, Esme Perez, and Patricia Tinsley will serve as understudies.
The design team includes Bex Ehrmann (Assistant Director), Kate Cuellar (Dramaturg), Julia Skeggs (Casting Director), Evan Sposato (Technical Director), Alyssa Mohn (Scenic Designer), Shelbi Ardnt (Lighting Designer), Joe Palermo and Stephen Severn (Sound Designers), Elle Erickson (Costume Designer), Erin Gautille (Props Designer), Tara Huffman (Scenic Charge), Zachary Payne (Fight and Intimacy Choreographer), Megan Chaney (Stage Manager), and Gracie Meier (Photographer).
After graduating from high school, Natalie gets a summer internship working for Jean, her elderly neighbor, on a special project: creating a DIY retirement home for Jean and her two best friends. They set up shop inside Jean’s garage, the former home of Jean’s ex-husband’s Bruce Springsteen cover band, and plan for the next chapter of their lives.
“Herland” runs March 13 – April 14 at Redtwist Theatre located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr Ave in Chicago. For more information visit redtwist.org.