Hellcab is the story of a day in the life of a Chicago cab driver who experiences a drawn out, nightmarish parade of fares from some of the city’s oddest collection of customers on a cold, snowy day just days before Christmas.
Written by Will Kern Directed by Sommer Austin
Featuring: Rusty Schwimmer, Molly Lyons*, George Ellzey Jr., Harsh Gagoomal, Gabrielle Gulledge, Sean Higgins, Kate Jacobsen, Diana Lee, Manuela Rentea, Delysa Richards, Sara Faye Richmond, Reginald Robinson, Jack Schultz, Tim Touhy, Ethan Walles, and Marie Weigle
Understudies: Teresa Champion, Mark Mocarski, PJ Walker, Hannah Tarr, Anna Yee, and Joseph Zaki
A series of small scenes and monologues which lock into each other like puzzle pieces and create a larger narrative, Nautilina is an examination of what makes people tick, what makes them behave the way they do.
Written by Brian Foster Directed by Sommer Austin & Anna Lucero
Owen: Zach Hebert Cassandra: DeChantel Kosmatka Piano player: Walter: Alex Kliner The stranger: Eric: Logan Hulick The couple (Woman): Ashley: Sara Faye Richmond The couple (Man): Rod: Matthew Collins Bar Patron 2: John: Bob Norman Bartender: Paul and SSG Cooper: Armando Reyes Bar Patron 1: Robert: Manny Ortiz Simone: Mary: Manuela Rentea Ray: Meg Elliott
Understudies: Carter Petray, Kate Jacobsen, David Trudeau, and Kate Gilbert
Written by Mia McCullough Directed by Sommer Austin
The town’s major employers are a cattle slaughterhouse and a penitentiary where lethal injection is administered. Whether they work at the slaughterhouse, play preacher or guard to death row inmates, or merely offer a bed and a hot meal to those visiting the prison, each resident of Chagrin Falls makes their living off of death and captivity.
Truth in Context
Select shots from The Agency Theatre Collective’s world premiere of Truth in Context!
In this tightly wound two-hander, Bobby Fincher is struggling to find a post-college job. After an abysmal interview at William Darnell’s advertising firm, the game changes as the two clash and struggle for power and identity.
Written and Directed by Cody Lucas
Bobby Fincher played by Awate Serequeberhan William Darnell played by Matthew Collins
Scenic Design by Greg Pinsoneault Costume Design by Kate Jacobsen Music by Ryan Brankin
CUBE Ensemble presents Faces of Eurydice, a new dance - opera - theater retelling of the myth of Orpheus. With choreographic direction by Hope Goldman and music and lyrics by Hope Littwin, the often overlooked perspective of Eurydice, Orpheus’s legendary lover, comes alive.
Inspired by the ground-breaking work of the Center on Wrongful Convictions at the Northwestern University School of Law, The Agency Theater Collective presents the world premiere of At the Center, adapted from hundreds of hours of interviews with exonerees, innocence lawyers and crime victims.
Written, adapted, and directed by artistic director Andrew Gallant and company member Tim Touhy, At the Center asks how we move forward after an injustice.
In a post-apocalyptic reality, a has-been drag queen God is ready to write the end of her life's story — but it would mean the end of the world. Will Benji and Tallulah compel their deity Gaia Divine to give them time to start their new life together, or will she pull the plug? A dark and inspired tale of loss and love, Schuler's new play infuses poetry and kisses with heartbreak and devastation.
May 04, 2012 - May 13, 2012 Previews : WED 5/2 & THU 5/3
The cast features Camden Brown (Ga Divine), Daniela Colucci (Tallulah), and Alex Seeley (Benji).
The production team includes scenic design by Megan Truscott, costume design by Molly C.V. Ryan, lighting design by Ellie Humphrys, sound design by M.E. Moran, stage management by Jean E. Compton, and choreography by Emily Maltby.
Lighting Focus Timelapse
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Phyllis E. Griffin
In turn-of-the-century Manhattan, Esther, an African-American seamstress, creates lingerie for a diverse clientele, ranging from a socialite wife to a prostitute. She continues to dream of a better future — and falls headlong into a bittersweet romance with a Caribbean man, sight unseen, while her heart secretly lies with the Jewish shopkeeper from whom she buys beautiful fabrics. Will Esther’s dream of a better life become a reality?
September 30, 2011 - October 09, 2011
DEPAUL'S MERLE RESKIN THEATRE
The cast features Dan Cobbler (George Armstrong), Celeste M. Cooper (Mrs. Dickson), Alexander Koch (Mr. Marks), Annie Prichard (Mrs. Van Buren), Kelly Sloan (Mayme), Krenee Alisha (Esther).
The production team includeslighting design byEllie Humphrys, scenic design byJack Magaw, dramaturgy byTiffany Wilson, costum e design byKara Dent, sound design byScott Leigh Neilsen, and stage management byLiz Fiala.
Blood Wedding by Federico García Lorca, presented by The Theatre School at DePaul University in the Spring of 2011.