Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents The World Premiere Of

Devil's Day Off

By Ensemble Member Jon Steinhagen

Directed By Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra

October 18 – November 22, 2014

RECOMMENDED - "Beautiful, bold moments...Melting pot, Chicago style." - Chicago Reader

★ ★ ★ - "Never falters or lags...Humourous in it's honesty" - Chicago Stage Standard

"[T]he ambiance Marra creates aurally and visually have a serene and fantastical quality" - TimeOut Chicago

"[The] last chance to remember sweat and sunshine before the snow arrives" - Windy City Times


About The Show

A city is battling a record-breaking heat wave for several days when the power goes out for twelve hours. What follows is a mosaic of deprivation, fear, humor, survival and reflection in over 50 mini-plays featuring 100 characters, from the author of Successors, the Aces Trilogy and Blizzard ‘67 featuring the music and lyrics of The Next Thing and The Teapot Scandals. Devil’s Day Off was a finalist award winner in the Clubbed Thumb's Biennial Commission.


  • Laila Abdo
  • Mary Jo Bolduc
  • Eleanor Katz
  • Matthew Lloyd
  • Izis Mollinedo
  • Danny Mulae
  • Tyler Rich
  • Nelson Rodriguez
  • Aily Roper
  • Colby Sellers*
  • Ben Veatch
  • Steven Stinson

Production Team

  • Assistant Director - Courtney Jones
  • Costumes - Elsa Hiltner†
  • Lights - Michael C. Smith*
  • Props / Assistant Costumes - Christopher Neville
  • Sound - Anthony Ingram
  • Scenic - Buck Blue
  • Stage Manager - Michelle Sellers