Organic Has Its MELANCHOLY PLAY Cast and Designers

Organic Theater Company has announced the cast and design team for Sarah Ruhl’s MELANCHOLY PLAY: A CONTEMPORARY FARCE.

Directed by company member Laura Sturm, the production features artistic associate Alys Dickerson as Tilly, Kris Downing as Frank, Rachael Soglin as Frances, Stephanie Sullivan as Joan, Martin Diaz-Valdez as Lorenzo, and Michaela Voit as Julian. Talia Langman and Sam Cass serve as understudies.

Pictured (l-r): Martin Diaz-Valdes, Alys Dickerson, Michaela Voit, Rachael Soglin, Kris Downing, and Stephanie Sullivan.

The creative team includes Sound Designer Tony Reimer, Scenic Designer Terrence McLellan, Costume Designer Julane Sullivan, Lighting Designer Jazmin Belcher, Technical Director Kevin Nedburg, Stage Manager Angela Kring, and Assistant Director Mari DeOleo.

Tilly, a bank teller, personifies melancholy, which proves to be contagious in the world of Sarah Ruhl’s MELANCHOLY PLAY. She is NOT depressed, but lives in such a sensual, yearning state of being that everyone she meets falls in love with her, including her therapist, her tailor, and her hairdresser.

MELANCHOLY PLAY runs March 20 – April 14 at the Greenhouse Theater Center: 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. For more information visit

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