Strawdog Sets Its DAMASCUS Cast and Creatives

Strawdog Sets Its DAMASCUS Cast and Creatives

Pictured: (L to R) Sam Hubbard and Terrence Sims in a pre-production photo by Jon Cole Media.

Strawdog Theatre Company has announced the cast and creative team for the final production in the 2017 – 2018 season, Bennett Fisher’s DAMASCUS.

Directed by Cody Estle, the production features ensemble member Sam Hubbard (Lloyd), Eleni Pappageorge (Diaz/ Whitacker/ Maynard/ Conklin), and Terence Sims (Hassan).

The creative team includes ensemble member John Kelly, lighting designer, with guest artists Eli Newell, assistant director; Olivia Wallace, stage manager; Lauren Brady, assistant stage manager; R&D Choreography (Rick Gilbert and Victor Bayona), violence design; Regina Fields, dramaturg; Jeff Kmiec, set designer; Izumi Inaba, costume designer; Sarah Espinoza, sound designer; Lacie Hexon, props designer; Becca Venable, technical director and Andy Kloubec, master electrician.

From the press release: “Bennet Fisher’s is a claustrophobic thriller about privilege, paranoia and the assumptions we make about one another. This moving play centers on Hassan, a Somali-American airport shuttle driver, in Minneapolis, struggling to make ends meet as more and more of his customers switch to Uber and Lyft. When a stranded teenager at the airport pays Hassan to take him to Chicago, it seems on the surface like it is worth the risk and the fare.”

DAMASCUS runs May 11 – June 23, at Strawdog Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. For more information visit

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