Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere Of

Princes Of Waco

By Robert Askins

Directed By Ensemble Member Bries Vannon

August 18 - September 22, 2012

"★ ★ ★" - Daily Herald


"Signal Ensemble is a force to be reckoned with" - Gapers Block


"The acting ability throughout the ensemble gives the driven and scathing plot everything it could possibly need" - NewCity


"Princes of Waco investigates the true dark essences of humanity....I'm not likely to forget this story" - The Fourth Walsh


"Fenton's varied, engrossing performance keeps Jim grounded" - Time Out Chicago

About The Show

After his father dies, a young man finds himself under the wing of Fritz, a cowboy, criminal, and all-around bad man. But when the love of a girl enters the picture, motives are questioned, weapons are drawn and all of their lives are changed forever. Called an "inspired story of innocence corrupted and wickedness redeemed" by Time Out New York, Robert Askins' Princes of Waco is a viciously funny tale of violence and loyalty in deep Texas.

Cast

  • Carolyn Braver as Esme
  • Joeseph Stearns* as Fritz
  • Rob Fenton as Jim
  • Meredith Bell Alvarez* as Toasty

Production Team

  • Costumes - Carla Hamilton
  • Dialects - Lindsay Bartlett
  • Lights - Michael C. Smith*
  • Props - Mary O'Dowd
  • Scenic - Melania Lancy†
  • Sound - Anthony Ingram*
  • Stage Manager - Stephanie Ingram*
  • Violence - Vanessa Passini


Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere Of

Successors

By Ensemble Member Jon Steinhagen

Directed By Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra

January 26 - March 2, 2013

"★ ★ ★...Terrific Production!" - Chicago Tribune


"RECOMMENDED...Laugh out-loud satire" - Chicago Sun Times


"CRITICS PICK...Hilarious" - Time Out Chicago

About The Show

From the author of ACES and Blizzard '67 comes this fable of a political family thrown for a loop when its patriarch - a third generation mayor of a big city - decides to retire without endorsing any of his politically hungry children as his successor. The tar and feathers fly as the family tries to find a way to stay in power - and united.

Cast

  • Meredith Bell Alvarez* as Janet
  • Ariel Begley* as Amber
  • Barbara Roeder Harris as Mae
  • Vincent Lonergan* as Kenton
  • Danny Mulae as Tyler
  • Mary O'Dowd as Nancy
  • Simone Roos* as Stacy
  • Colby Sellers* as Martin
  • Anne Sheridan Smith* as Patricia
  • Joseph Stearns* as Palmer
  • Jon Steinhagen* as Lou
  • Bries Vannon* as Scott

Production Team

  • Costumes - Elsa Hiltner*
  • Lights - Julie Ballard†
  • Props - Mary O'Dowd
  • Scenic - Melania Lancy†
  • Sound - Anthony Ingram*
  • Stage Manager - Michelle Sellers
  • Technical Director - Buck Blue*


Signal Ensemble Theatre Presents The Chicago Premiere Of

Lascivious Something

By Sheila Callaghan

Directed By Co-Artistic Director Ronan Marra

May 4 - June 8, 2014

"★ ★ ★...A Remarkably Sexy Show" - Chicago Tribune


"RECOMMENDED...A cruel, beautiful set of relationships" - Chicago Reader


"RECOMMENDED...The tragic fireworks at the end will catch you by sad surprise" - Newcity Chicago


"RECOMMENDED...This is theatre you won’t forget" - Centerstage Chicago

About The Show

On a secluded Greek island, an American ex-pat pursues his passions: winemaking and his breathtaking young wife. Then, on the eve of Ronald Reagan’s presidential inauguration, the first tasting of the new wine is interrupted by the unexpected arrival of August’s former lover. Inspired by Greek tragedy, Lascivious Something combines evocative language with sympathetic yet deeply flawed characters straight out of Euripides.

Cast

  • Georgann Charuhas* as Liza
  • Joe McCauley* as August
  • Simone Roos* as Daphne
  • Cassidy Shea Stirtz as Boy

Production Team

  • Choreography - Brigitte Ditmars†
  • Costumes - Elsa Hiltner†
  • Dialects - Elise Kauzlaric
  • Lights - Julie Ballard†
  • Props - Mary O'Dowd
  • Scenic - Buck Blue*
  • Sound - Anthony Ingram*
  • Stage Manager - Stephanie Ingram*

* Indicates An Ensemble Member
† Indicates An Artistic Associate