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Hell in a Handbag Productions announced casting today for its premiere of SKOOBY DON’T, David Cerda’s parody of the cartoon classic, directed by Derek Van Barham, following the adventures of four adults – Scaggy, Fredd, Velva and Daffy – who wear the same clothes every day while driving around in a van with their talking dog, ‘solving mysteries.’
From the press release: “When Velva’s aunt needs help, the gang comes to the rescue! Velva never mentions that her aunt is multi-platinum recording artist and Oscar winner, Cher. Cher is also joined by Chaz Bono and Kris and Caitlyn Jenner for a whacky mixed-up adventure you won’t forget – no matter how hard you try! SKOOBY DON’T is not only a parody of the classic Skooby Doo cartoon but also explores social and gender political correctness and inner and outer identity and appearances. The big mystery here is if Skooby and the gang can navigate social moors in this modern world.”
SKOOBY, DON’T will feature Christopher Wilson as Skooby, Josh Kemper as Scaggy, Will Kazda as Fredd, Caitlin Jackson as Velva, Elizabeth Lesinski as Daffy, Ed Jones as Cher, Caitlin Boho as Chaz Bono, David Cerda as Kris Jenner and Chazie Bly as Caitlyn Jenner with Jamie Smith, Rachel Hadlock and Grant Drager.
SKOOBY DON’T will play September 29 – November 4, 2016 at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org.
The production team for SKOOBY DON’T includes Cat Wilson (lighting design), Kate Setzer Kamphausen (costume design) and Mealah Heidenreich (props design).