UPDATE: FACING ANGELA is open and runs through July 28! The production has been Jeff Recommended.
THERE YOU ARE.
If you’re a fan of my play KILL ME, FACING ANGELA is written in a similar abstract, lyrical style. Rapid shifts, layered narratives, body horror. Intense make-up and masks. Impeccable ensemble work. It’s all here, friends. We’re teching the show as I write this, and we’re so excited to share what we’ve been working on since last summer.
by Scott T. Barsotti
directed by Kyra Lewandowski
presented by The Ruckus
June 28 – July 28
@ The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport
Thursdays-Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm
(no show July 4, added industry show Monday July 8)
Featuring Moira Begale, Julie Cowden, Casey Cunningham, Susan Myburgh, Christine Vrem-Ydstie, and Neal Starbird
Angela has lost her face. Acquiring a new face alters more than skin and tissue, cutting into Angela’s relationship with her husband, Wes, and mutating her sense of self. As Angela re-constructs, re-invents, and re-defines her identity, Wes ceases to recognize the woman he loves, and doubts whether he really knows himself either. This re-imagining of my 2003 play (my first ever professionally produced), challenges how we recognize ourselves and those we go to bed with, and the collateral damage of transformative change.
Makeup design: Aly Renee Amidei & Sarah Scanlon
Mask design: Joshua Davis & Sarah Scanlon
Sound design: Dan Caffrey & Palmer Jankens
Costume design: Charlotte Mae Ellison
Lighting design: Janna Webber
Set design: Nick Shaw
Props design: Casey Bentley
Understudy: Natalie Hurdle
Stage management: Kristin Davis, assisted by Kate Leslie
(image by Zach Webb)