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Pictured (top, l to r): Nicole Bloomsmith, Kamille Dawkins, Carmine Grisolia and Michael Reyes with (bottom, l to r) Kristen Alesia, Megan DeLay, David Gorden-Johnson, Loretta Rezos
Strawdog Theatre Company has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of TAKE ME, a musical comic fantasia written by Mark Guarino, with original music and lyrics by Jon Langford
Based on real events, and directed by ensemble member Anderson Lawfer, the production features ensemble members Nicole Bloomsmith, Kamille Dawkins, Carmine Grisolia, and Michael Reyes with Kristen Alesia, Megan DeLay, David Gorden-Johnson, Loretta Rezos, and Matt Rosin.
The production team includes John Ross Wilson (scenic design), Rachel M. Sypniewski (costume design), John Kelly (lighting design), Heath Hays (sound design), Lacie Hexom (props design), Tony Churchill (projections design), Jenn Thompson (stage manager), and Emily Ioppolo (assistant stage manager),
Inspired by true events, TAKE ME is the story of Shelly, a woman trapped by the trauma of a husband in a coma and the chaos that followed. Looking for solace, she finds herself pulled in to the realm of wild alien conspiracy theories. Voices from the sky tell her the answer to all her problems is to build an alien-themed amusement park in Roswell, New Mexico.
TAKE ME runs May 10 – June 22 at Strawdog’s new home at 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago’s Northcenter neighborhood. For more information visit www.strawdog.org.