by Emily L. Witt Director: Krissy Vanderwarker Assistant Director: Abaigeal O'Donnell
Cast: Jack Disselhorst (Mr. Milshake/Ron) Danny Gadaj (Donald) Rebecca Keeshin (Sarah) Nikhaar Kishnani (Niko) JJ McGlone (Waiter) Carolyn Moore (Ann/Sympathy) Vinh Nguyen (James) Shea Peterson (Ian/Max) Dekyi Ronge (Polly).
Scenic design: Mara Zinky Costume design: Megan Pirtle Lighting design: Mattias Lange-McPherson Sound design: Victoria Deiorio Stage management: Alexa Santiago
by Jacob Richmond Director: Abaigeal O'Donnell Assistant Director: Mary Kirwan Choreographer: Sarah Whitcomb Puppet Master: Devin Asperger Lighting Design: Jack Riley Cast: Dyllan Miller and Ben Claus
Peter Pan and Wendy
Director: Ernie Nolan Assistant Director: Mary Kirwan and Levi Jacobson Dramaturgs: Abaigeal O'Donnell and Kaysie Bekkela
Promotional Writing for Production:
We Can Fly
Flying is perhaps the most desired magical gift amongst humans who unfortunately do not have this natural ability. In fact flight was ranked number 1 in IGNs coolest superpowers list. Of all the crazy things we could do why is it that we want to fly so badly? What is it about flight that captivates our desires so strongly? To fly essentially means that there are no limits, not even the sky. When flying you are completely free. To a child this freedom means no one can tell you what to do and to an adult this freedom can mean once again being a child. According to Peter Pan the key to flying, besides pixie dust, is as simple as this; “You just think lovely wonderful thoughts…and they lift you up in the air”. That sounds quite simple. Think of chocolate cake, your favorite song, a favorite memory, and up you go! However there is a catch that Peter may not have mentioned to the Darling children. In J. M. Barrie’s book The Little White Bird it says, “ the moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease forever to be able to do it. The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” So to fly; to be free, courageous and to have as grand adventures as Peter we must soundly believe that nothing in the world can stop us. For an adult and for children going to the theatre and experiencing great storytelling ignites our imaginations. J. M. Barrie tells us in Peter and Wendy that every child has their own Neverland of their own invention where they can play and explore. Once we grow up we may be able to remember a moment of it but we can never return. While we may not be able to jump off of our beds and fly back to Neverland, theatre grants us the opportunity to create a new one, not only for ourselves to play in, but to share with an entire community of people who bring in insight from Neverlands of their own. With perfect faith and trust we may venture to new stories or take a trip to visit old ones maybe even catch a glimpse of the Neverland we once played in once upon a time or that we were just exploring this very afternoon.
The Horror! began as a lab production at The Theatre School at DePaul University in March of 2014 and was remounted at Free Street Theatre in October 2015 and at Young Camelot in 2016. The next remount will be at The Athenaeum this October. The project has developed an anthology style- with the core ensemble members returning for each show to create an entirely new story and experience in a new space.
Our hope for The Horror! is that it will provide an alternative to haunted houses that is grounded in the idea of creating an exciting, engaging, thought-provoking, and terrifying theatrical experience for our audience.
Artistic Director: Lauren Fields Ensemble: Drew Beyer Andrew Huber Ian Miller Abbie O'Donnell Jill Perez Jordyn Prince Raquel Villalobos Connor Wang