SIGNAL ENSEMBLE THEATRE PRESENTS THE U.S. PREMIERE OF

BUTCHER

BY NICOLAS BILLON

DIRECTED BY ENSEMBLE MEMBER BRIES VANNON

SEPTEMBER 17 - OCTOBER 24, 2015

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

Approximate running time : 1 hr 20 min

On Christmas Eve, an old man in a military uniform and a Santa hat is dumped at the front door of a police station. Around his neck hangs a meat hook with a simple note attached: "arrest me." As the night progresses, a lawyer, a police officer and a translator find themselves deep in a snare of secrets, lies and sins buried but not forgotten. Fresh off its critically acclaimed premiere at Alberta Theatre Projects, Nicolas Billon's taut thriller confronts with questions of justice, revenge and humanity's darkest capacities..

Cast

  • Todd Frugia - Inspector Lamb
  • Vincent Lonergan* - Josef Dzibrilovo
  • Simone Roos* - Elena
  • Joseph Stearns* - Hamilton Barnes
  • Lauren Viteri - Young Girl

Production Team


SIGNAL ENSEMBLE THEATRE PRESENTS THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF

THE CONSULTANT

BY HEIDI SCHRECK

DIRECTED BY CO-ARTISTIC DIRECTOR RONAN MARRA

JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 20, 2015

★ ★ ★ - "Ronan Marra's direction plays to the strengths I've seen over and over with the company, particularly in the confident interplay between the characters and the commitment to creating worlds just slightly askew of normal." - Chicago Tribune


RECOMMENDED - "Courtney Jones conveys the strange, dependent, contentious relationship employees have with their work environment, hated or not. Ronan Marra's production finds value and beauty in getting shitcanned, no matter how unceremoniously. Good-byes don't get more noble or touching than that." - Chicago Reader


HIGHLY RECOMMENDED - "THE CONSULTANT is a fun look at an office setting from both a burn out and a newbie’s perspective. The hopelessness and hopefulness coexist in an honest way. " - The Fourth Walsh

About The Show

Approximate running time : 1 hr 20 min

After a series of brutal layoffs at Sutton, Feingold and McGrath, a precocious young consultant is brought in to save a middle-aged ad man's job, and maybe his life. Following the world premiere at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven, The Consultant is an incisive, hilarious and dark look at contemporary corporate culture.

Cast

  • Amelia - Ariel Begley*
  • Barbara - Maggie Cain
  • Jun Suk - Ben Chang
  • Tania - Courtney Jones*
  • Mark - Joe McCauley*

Production Team

  • Director - Ronan Marra*
  • Costumes - Elsa Hiltner✝
  • Lights - Julie E. Ballard✝
  • Props - Christopher Neville
  • Set - Ian Zywica
  • Sound - Anthony ingram*
  • Stage Manager - Michelle Sellers*
  • Technical Director - Buck Blue✝


* Indicates An Ensemble Member
† Indicates An Artistic Associate