PerformInk is Chicago's entertainment industry trade publication.
Pictured: Janet Ulrich Brooks
Theatre at the Center has announced the cast and design team for Tom Dudzick’s semi-autobiographical “Over the Tavern,” directed by Ericka Mac.
The cast features Janet Ulrich Brooks as Sister Clarissa, Logan Baffico as Rudy, Cory Goodrich as Ellen, Isabelle Roberts as Annie, Eric Slater as Chet, Julian Solis as Georgie and Seth Steinberg as Eddie.
The creative team for includes Scenic Designer Angie Weber-Miller, Lighting Designer Shelley Strasser-Holland, Sound Designer Michael Patrick, Costume Designer Brenda Winstead, Wig Designer Kevin Barthel, and Properties Designer is Emily Hartig. Stage manager is Jessica Banaszak.
Set in 1959, audiences meet Rudy Pazinski, a precocious 12-year old student who feels God put us on Earth to have fun. He matches wits with ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa when he shares his plans to shop around for a more fun religion. We also meet the entire Pazinski family, who live in a tiny apartment above the neighborhood bar they run, as they face both the real and comical struggles of life, including Rudy’s questioning the rules of the Roman Catholic Church just as he is about to receive the church sacrament of confirmation.
Previews for “Over the Tavern” begin July 11 and the show runs through August 11. For more information visit TheatreAtTheCenter.com.