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Pictured (top, l to r): Kelly Anchors, Kristopher Bottrall and David Cerda with (bottom, l to r), Sydney Genco, Ed Jones, Elizabeth Lesinski, and Tyler Anthony Smith.
Hell in a Handbag Productions has announced the cast and design team for its world premiere of THE DRAG SEED, an unauthorized parody of the 1956 psychological horror-thriller film The Bad Seed, written by Artistic Director David Cerda, with direction by Cheryl Snodgrass.
The cast features ensemble members Kristopher Bottrall, David Cerda, Sydney Genco, Ed Jones and Elizabeth Lesinski with Kelly Anchors and Tyler Anthony Smith.
The production team includes Shane Cinai (scenic design) Gregory Graham (costume design), Liz Cooper (lighting design), DJ Douglass (sound and video design), Pam Parker (props design) Keith Ryan (wig design), Sydney Genco (make-up design), Si Squire-Kasten (production manager), Lana Whittington (violence design) and Drew Donnelly (stage manager).
In THE DRAG SEED, Carson (Kristopher Bottrall) is a perfect little boy who likes to dress like the perfect little girl. Carson loves drag and prides himself on being the fiercest bitch on the stage. Carson’s mother, Connie (Ed Jones), loves and accepts Carson but wishes Carson wasn’t so competitive. Carson always gets what he wants, and he really wants to win the drag pageant at his very progressive school – The Josephine Baker Rainbow Academy for Gifted Students. When Carson loses to Summer Breeze, he vows to get that crown – one way or another…
THE DRAG SEED will play July 5 – August 25 at Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.