Goodman Announces Cast & Designers for Ike Holter’s LOTTERY DAY

Goodman Announces Cast & Designers for Ike Holter’s LOTTERY DAY

Photo: J. Nicole Brooks (Mallory) and Tommy Rivera-Vega (Ezekiel) in the 2017 developmental production of “Lottery Day” as part of Goodman’s New Stages Festival.

The Goodman Theatre has announced the cast and design team for its world premiere of “Lottery Day”—Ike Holter’s final work in his seven-play “The Rightlynd Saga,” directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

The cast will feature Aurora Adachi-Winter, J. Nicole Brooks, Sydney Charles, McKenzie Chinn, Robert Cornelius, James Vincent Meredith, Tommy Rivera-Vega, Tony Santiago, Michele Vazquez, and Pat Whalen. The creative team includes Arnel Sancianco (Set Design), Samantha C. Jones (Costume Design), Jason Lynch (Lighting Design) and Andre Pluess (Sound Design). Nikki Blue is the Production Stage Manager.

Long the matriarch of a quickly gentrifying neighborhood, Mallory invites the lonely residents, hardcore activists and starving artists of her block to what she hopes will go down as a legendary barbeque—thanks to a special surprise. But her mysterious plan to revitalize her community may be the very thing that tears it apart. Centering on a fictitious Chicago ward, Holter’s seven-play cycle also includes “Red Rex” (running through March 16 at Steep Theatre), “Rightlynd,” “Exit Strategy,” “Sender,” “Prowess” and “The Wolf at the End of the Block.”

“Lottery Day” runs March 29 – April 28 on the Goodman’s Owen Stage. Tickets and more info at, by telephone 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn).

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Jason Epperson

Jason is a producer, manager, and designer with 17 years of experience in Chicago, New York, and in the touring market. In 2015, he founded Lotus Theatricals - the publisher of Performink, and an independent commercial producing company - with Abigail Trabue.