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Pictured: Kevin Webb
Circle Theatre has announced the complete cast and crew for the Chicago premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, a musical by Max Vernon.
Directed by Derek Van Barham, the production features Kevin Webb (Wes), Averis I. Anderson (Patrick), Jeff Bouthiette (Buddy), Frederick Harris (Willie), Caitlin Jackson (Henrietta), Rubén Meléndez Ortiz (Freddy), Selene Perez (Inez), Robert Quintanilla (Richard), Eric Lindahl (Dale), and Matt Frye (Cop). The ensemble includes Jennifer Ledesma, Ben F. Locke, Cari Meixner, Juwon Tyrel Perry, and Roy Samra.
The production team includes Jon Martinez (choreography), Jeff Bouthiette (music direction), Jimmy Jagos (scenic design), G. Max Maxin IV (lighting design), Chris Tuttle (costume design), J.C. Widman (Stage Manager), Denise Yvette Serna (Assistant Director), Tyler Miles (Assistant Music Director), Nicholas Reinhart (Artistic Director, Co-Producer), and Bobby Arnold (Co-Producer).
From the press release: “In THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, Wes, a young fashion designer from 2017, buys an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans and finds himself transported to the UpStairs Lounge in 1973. As this forgotten community comes to life, Wes embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-exploration that spans two generations of queer history. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS asks what has been gained and lost in the fight for equality, and how the past can help guide all of us through an uncertain future.”
THE VIEW UPSTAIRS runs June 22nd – July 22nd. For more information visit circletheatrechicago.org.