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Pictured: MacGregor Arney
Theater Wit has announced the cast for the Chicago Premiere of Mike Lew’s “Teenage Dick,” a comedy about disability and choices we make to rise above our station.
Brain Balcom will direct a cast featuring MacGregor Arney as Richard, Liz Cloud as Elizabeth, Ty Fanning as Eddie, Courtney Rikki Green as Anne, Sarah Price as Clarissa and Tamara Rozofsky as Buck. Understudies are Jodi Gage, Mikey Gray, Terri Lynne Hudson and Matthew Schnitker.
“Theater Wit is thrilled to have Brian Balcom at the helm of ‘Teenage Dick,’ his first full professional production in Chicago,” said Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler. “Brian is a young, disabled, Asian-American director who will bring a highly nuanced take to this new work by one of today’s most important young Asian-American playwrights. Brian will collaborate with a cast of disabled and non-disabled theater artists to create a raw, hilarious, vitally important live theater experience that portrays disability issues in a radically new way.”
The production team includes Brittany Harlin (choreographer), Sotirios Livaditis (scenic designer), Izumi Inaba (costume designer), Michelle Benda (lighting designer), Jonathan Berg-Einhorn (props designer), Clare Cooney (casting director) and Sean McStravick (stage manager).
“Teenage Dick” runs March 6 through April 19 at 1229 N. Belmont Ave. For tickets and information, visit TheaterWit.org or call (773) 975-8150.