Cuckoo’s Theater Project Announces MISSED OPPORTUNITIES Cast and Design Team

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of MISSED OPPORTUNITIES by company member Jillian Leff.

Directed by Lexi Saunders, the cast includes Leff (Max), Joe Lino (Adam), Jose Cervantes (Nate), and Bailey Castle (Jenna).

Pictured (from top left): Jillian Leff, Joe Lino, Jose Cervantes, and Bailey Castle

The design team includes Shawn Rodriguez (assistant director/dramaturg), Charlotte Lastra (set/props design), Joan Pritchard (costume design), Ellie Humphrys (lighting design), company member Oriana Dentici and Artistic Director Marc James (co-sound design), Teryl Thurman (stage manager), and Doran Konja (assistant stage manager).

From the press release: “Max is living the typical millennial life. She lives in the city in a tiny apartment with her gay roommate, Adam. She has a blog. But, she gets paid to write the blog, so that makes it better than a normal blog. But she still has to have a day job because the cost of living is skyrocketing. One day she’s in her favorite coffee shop when she runs into Nate. We all have a Nate. Nate is the relationship that almost happened and leaves you wondering “what if?” well into your old age. Turns out, Nate thought Max was gay. Because she wears flannel. And likes hockey. And goes by Max. You know, things that are only allowed to raging lesbians. She even gets set up with Nate’s roommate, Jenna. But Jenna has a plan. She just got out of a serious relationship (don’t ask her about it) and wants to be alone. So, she’s going to be Max’s reverse beard! They’ll pretend to date, Nate will get to know Max better, and he’ll fall madly in love with her. Jenna gets to be single, Max gets closer to Nate, Adam gets to eat a lot of popcorn. It’s foolproof! Right?”

MISSED OPPORTUNITIES will run January 17 – February 16, 2019, at The Den Theatre, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. For more information visit

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