Cloudgate Announces “Strange Heart Beating” Cast and Designers

Cloudgate Announces “Strange Heart Beating” Cast and Designers

Pictured (L to R): Jyreika Guest (Teeny), Leah Raidt (Lena),  Brandon Rodriguez (Ramon) and Stephanie Shum (Lake).

Cloudgate Theatre has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of “Strange Heart Beating” by Artistic Director Kristin Idaszak and directed by Addie Gorlin.

The cast features Jyreika Guest (Teeny), Leah Raidt (Lena), Brandon Rodriguez (Ramon) and Stephanie Shum (Lake).

The production team includes Elena Gonzalez Molina, assistant director; Tara Branham, casting director; Tanuja Jagernauth, dramaturg; Lila Gilbert, production manager; Angela McIlvain, scenic designer; Anna Wooden, costume designer; Kaili Story, lighting designer; Averi Paulsen, sound designer; Jay Epps, stage manager; Dominic DiGiovanni, technical director; and Shane Kelly (producer).

Teeny and Lena grew up together in a rural midwestern town, dreaming of leaving for the big city. But now Teeny is the town sheriff and Lena is a newly single mother. When the body of Lena’s daughter is found near the lake outside of town, their friendship is stretched to the breaking point. But Teeny’s investigation raises more questions than it answers.

“Strange Heart Beating” runs July 9 – 27. For more information visit CloudgateTheatre.com.

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