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Promethean Theatre Ensemble will open its 19/20 season with the Chicago premiere of BLUE STOCKINGS, directed by Spenser Davis.
BLUE STOCKINGS tells the story of the first female students to seek degrees at Britain’s Cambridge University in 1896 and the obstacles they faced in that pursuit.
Playing the four students at the center of the campaign will be Heather Kae Smith, Julia Rowley, Elise Marie Davis, and Imani Lyvette. Girton College Headmistress Elizabeth Welsh will be played by Jamie Bragg. Their teachers and chief allies, Mr. Banks and Miss Blake, will be played by Patrick Blashill and Cameron Feagin. Kevin Sheehan has been cast as Ralph, and Martin Diaz-Valdes will play Will. Jared Dennis is Dr. Maudsley. Also in the cast are Joshua Servantez (Holmes/Anderson), Vijay Sarathi (Lloyd/Billy Sullivan), Meghann Tabor (Minnie), Anne Lentino (Miss Bott/Mrs. Lindley), and Revon Yousif (Edwards/Waiter).
The design team will include Rachel Sypniewski (Costume Designer), Therese Ritchie (Set Designer), Claire Sangster (Lighting Designer), Devon Green (Props Designer), and Tony Ingram (Sound Designer). Angela Forshee will be Assistant Director and Alexa Berkowitz will be Stage Manager.
BLUE STOCKINGS will perform at The Den Theatre from September 13 – October 13.