Right Brain Announces Cast of “(Non)Fiction”

Right Brain Announces Cast of “(Non)Fiction”

Pictured: The cast of “(Non)Fiction.”

The Right Brain Project has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of “(Non)Fiction,” written by Jillian Leff and directed by Kathi Kaity.

The cast features Cristiana Barbatelli, Maddy Bernhard, Tim Lee, Justin Verstraete, and understudy Hannah Green.

The production team includes Assistant Director Suzie Herrington, Stage Manager Krista Reeves, Intimacy Director Sarah Scanlon, Fight Choreographer Justin Verstraete, and Social Media Cristiana Barbatelli

Stephanie and Mike are a couple who think they have it figured out. He’s an accountant moving up in his firm, and she is an aspiring writer who has recently quit her day job to pursue writing full time. Mike wants to help with her novel in any and every way he can. But Stephanie won’t let him read a single page of her rough draft-she wants to keep it a surprise. After a year of writing, submitting, edits and dealing with her new agent, Dan, the book is finally ready to be published. Mike excitedly reads it only to find out it’s about his childhood growing up and eventually escaping from a cult. As the buzz for Stephanie’s book grows, so does the danger of Mike’s past finally coming back for him.

“When I first read “(Non)Fiction” last summer, I was struck by the dual (and sometimes, dueling) love stories present in Jillian’s beautifully written script,” comments Kaity. I am thrilled to be working on Jillian’s third Chicago premiere this year, and to explore these very human themes where even the best intentions are sometimes not enough to save both a love and the lover.”

“(Non)Fiction” runs August 22 – September 14. For more information visit therbp.org.

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