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Photo: The 2015 Lookingglass production of MOBY DICK
Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning MOBY DICK, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin.
Most recently produced at the UK’s National Theatre, BEYOND CARING is billed as “a gritty portrait of those who cling precariously to the bottom rung of the ladder…it sheds light on America’s shadow economy and shines an unflinching spotlight on the incendiary intersection of race and class.” The cast of the BEYOND CARING includes Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks (Becky), Edwin Lee Gibson (Phil), Wendy Mateo (Susan), Caren Blackmore (Grace) and Keith Gallagher (Ian). The creative team includes Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling (scenic and lighting design), Ensemble Member Mara Blumenfeld (costume design), Josh Anio Grigg (sound design and composition) and Amanda Herman (props design). Tess Golden is the Production Stage Manager.
Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, fresh off a national tour to the Alliance Theatre, Arena Stage and South Coast Repertory, MOBY DICK returns to the Lookingglass stage with Ensemble Members Kareem Bandealy, Anthony Fleming III and Raymond Fox who return to reprise their roles as Starbuck, Queequeg and Stubb from the critically-acclaimed 2015 production. Also returning to the production is Artistic Associate Kasey Foster (Fate 2), along with Jamie Abelson (Ishmael) and Micah Figueroa (Cabaco). Joining the cast are Kelley Abell (Fate 3), Cordelia Dewdney (Fate 1) and Nathan Hosner (Ahab).
The creative team for MOBY DICK includes Courtney O’Neill (scenic design), Sully Ratke (costume design), William C. Kirkman (lighting design), Artistic Associate Rick Sims (sound design), Isaac Schoepp (rigging design), Amanda Herrmann (props design) and Artistic Associate Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi (choreography).
Single tickets for BEYOND CARING and MOBY DICK are on sale now at (312) 337-0665 or lookingglasstheatre.org.