Chicago Immersive Announces “Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle” Cast and Designers

Chicago Immersive Announces “Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle” Cast and Designers

Pictured: Top row (L to R) Anderson Lawfer, Andrew Bailes, Becca Braun and Dan Cobbler. Bottom row: (L to R) Julian Stroop, Laura Nelson, Mikey Gray and Nicole Bloomsmith 

Chicago Immersive has announced the cast and creative team for “Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle” based on a concept by Anderson Lawfer, Nicole Bloomsmith, Becca Braun and Jacqueline Stone, with direction by Stone.

The cast features Andrew Bailes, Nicole Bloomsmith, Becca Braun, Dan Cobbler, Mikey Gray, Anderson Lawfer, Laura Nelson, and Julian Stroop.

The production team includes Manuel Ortiz, technical director; John Wilson, scenic designer; Rachel Sypniewski, costume designer; Daniel Friedman, lighting designer; Jeffrey Levin, sound designer; Shuai Chen, puzzle consultant, Harbour Coat Design, poster design, and Liam Collier, stage manager.

A glimpse into a family’s traditions, celebrations and struggles over generations, “Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle” is an interfaith immersive experience designed for families of all beliefs, for those who like to solve puzzles and riddles, celebrate with friends, time travel and just be a part of an exciting story.

I could not be more excited to be collaborating on a world premiere adventure that centers audience members of all ages in the heart of the action,” comments Stone. “This heartwarming and hilarious production has been handcrafted by educators and theatre professionals with more than 20 years of experience dedicated to creating empowering and enriching arts experiences with young people.”

“We’re delighted to be partnering with Chicago Immersive and hosting their Hanukkah production this holiday season,” added Marie O’Brien, parish administrator of Grace Lutheran. “Grace Lutheran is dedicated to creating a space for interfaith connection and dialogue in Evanston and beyond.”

“Grace and the Hanukkah Miracle” runs December 1 – January 5 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1430 South Blvd. in Evanston. For more information visit

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