Passage Theatre Announces Cast & Creatives for “Happy Birthday Mars Rover”

Passage Theatre Announces Cast & Creatives for “Happy Birthday Mars Rover”

Pictured: Top row (left to right): Cory Hardin, Liz Cloud, Sarah LoBottom row (left to right): LaRose Washington, Em Haverty, and Vic Kuligoski

The Passage Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere of “Happy Birthday Mars Rover” by Preston Choi, directed by Alison Thvedt.

The cast features Liz Cloud, Cory Hardin, Em Haverty, Vic Kuligoski, Sarah Lo, and LaRose Washington. Understudies are Allie Freed and Elise Soeder.

The creative team includes Daniel Washelesky (dramaturg), Gaby Labotka (intimacy director), Charles Blunt (lighting design), Amelia Mroczkowski (prop design), Jonesy Jones (sound design), Maiya Corral (space design), Will Quam (producing company member), and Shelby Burgus (stage manager).

“Happy Birthday Mars Rover” is a morbid and whimsical look at life on Earth and the universe with curious robots, existential cows, 5th-grade powerpoints on extinct species, and more.

The production runs November 15 – December 2 at Ravenswood Fellowship United Methodist Church, 4511 N Hermitage Ave, Chicago. Tickets are currently available at

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