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Top row left-right: Morgan Laurel Cohen, Rich Cotovsky, Maddie Fleming, Brad Harbaugh. Lower row left-right: Barbara Roeder Harris, Megan Kaminsky, Lisa McConnell.
Her Story Theater’s world premiere of “Invisible” imagines a woman in a small Mississippi town in 1925 who is forced to reconcile her involvement in the Women’s Ku Klux Klan. Following the passage of women’s suffrage, Mabel Carson’s neighbors have convinced her of the justness of their cause, but a Chicago newspaper reporter’s arrival compels her to question her beliefs. The play is set in Mounds, Mississippi, a once-real town that was destroyed after it was engulfed by a massive flood in 1927.
“Invisible” is written by Her Story Theater’s Producing Artistic Director Mary Bonnett, and will be directed by longtime Cecilie Keenan. Barbara Roeder Harris will play Lucinda, the driving force behind the town’s WKKK chapter. Lisa McConnell will play Jubalation, an activist who challenges the town’s bigots. Rich Cotovsky is Chicago Tribune reporter David Stein. Mabel Carson will be played by Morgan Laurel Cohen, and her husband Tom will be played by Brad Harbaugh. Megan Kaminsky is young wife and WKKK member Doris, and Maddie Fleming will play the mysterious 11-year-old “Ghost Girl.”
The production includes Kevin Rolfs (Set Design), Shelby Wilkins (Costume Design), Parker Langvardt (Projection Design), Blake Cordell (Lighting and Sound Design), Myesha-Tiera, (Assistant Director), Sean Smyth (Stage Manager), Jamise Wright (Assistant Stage Manager), Auden Granger (Wardrobe Mistress, Props Manager).
“Invisible” runs October 3 – November 3, 2019. Tickets will be on sale soon and will be available at www.stage773.com.