Raven Announces YEN Cast and Design Team

Raven Announces YEN Cast and Design Team

Pictured (left to right): Reed Lancaster, Jesse Aaronson, Netta Walker and Tiffany Bedwell.

Raven Theatre has announced the cast and design team for its Chicago premiere of Anna Jordan’s drama YEN directed by Elly Green.

The cast includes Jesse Aaronson, Tiffany Bedwell, Reed Lancaster and Netta Walker.

The production team for YEN includes Joe Schermoly (scenic design), Alexis Chaney (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), Aaron Stephenson (sound design), Leah Hummel (props design) Sam Hubbard (fight choreographer), Eva Breneman (dialect coach), Lynn Baber (casting director), A.J. Roy (assistant director), Cole von Glahn (production manager), Jeremiah Barr (technical director), Jessie Howe (scenic artist), Alex Beal (master electrician), Alex Meyer (stage manager) and Alyssa Maldonado (assistant stage manager).

London, right now. Two practically feral teenage brothers live alone in their filthy flat with a dog named Taliban, perpetually bathed in the blue glow of their screens: playing video games, watching porn, waiting for the occasional visit from their detached mother, and surviving. But when a strange neighbor girl barges through the door, the boys’ little blue world begins to change color.

Comments Artistic Director Cody Estle, “Anna Jordan’s YEN has had successful productions in both London and New York. It is an intense drama of a dysfunctional family which explores the consequences of two teenage boys being forced to grow up on their own in a childhood essentially without boundaries. I’m looking forward to introducing Jordan’s writing to our audience and the overall Chicago theatre community.”

YEN runs March 21 – May 5 at Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. For more information visit raventheatre.com.

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