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Pictured: Catherine Dildilian
Silk Road Rising has announced the cast and production team for the world premiere of THROUGH THE ELEVATED LINE by Novid Parsi.
Directed by Carin Silkaitis, the production features Salar Ardebili as Razi, Catherine Dildilian as Soraya, Joshua J. Volkers as Chuck, Alison Plott as Beth, Scott Shimizu as Ben, Philip Winston as Sean, and Christian Castro as Vendor/Cesar/Immigration Officer.
The production team includes Corey Pond (Associate Producer), Kelly Butler (Production Manager), Joshua Baggett (Stage Manager), Joe Schermoly (Set Designer), Elsa Hiltner (Costume Designer), Lindsey Lyddan (Lighting Designer), Jeffrey Levin (Sound Design and Original Music), Abigail Cain (Props Master), Harrison Ornelas (Tech Director), Kate Cuellar (Dramaturg), Kristen Osborn (Assistant Director), and Stephen Kossak (Assistant Stage Manager).
From the press release: “Having fled Iran where he was imprisoned for being a gay man, a damaged Razi arrives at his sister’s doorstep in Chicago only to disrupt the life she and her American husband built together. As the Chicago Cubs vie to make history, rivalries of a different kind simmer in the Uptown two-flat that Razi tries to call home. With echoes of A Streetcar Named Desire, Novid Parsi’s world premiere drama probes the boundaries between family, loss, prejudice, and desire.”
THROUGH THE ELEVATED LINE runs March 7th – April 15th at Silk Road Rising located at 77 W. Washington St., Lower Level, Chicago, IL, 60602. For more information visit silkroadrising.org.