Chesapeake

By Lee Blessing
Directed by Shawn Douglass
March 28 – May 6, 2012

In a strained political season, the provocative work of one performance artist comes up against a conservative senator running for re-election. The senator has a lovable dog, a charming, folksy manner and a campaign to cut frivolous spending. The artist has a plan for one final shocking performance with his public funds. How much could a dognapping really cost, anyways?

Artistic Associate Greg Matthew Anderson stars in this one-person comedy about a conservative senator, the performance artist he demonizes, and the lovable Chesapeake Bay retriever called Lucky.

Reviews

“HILARIOUS, provocative, blisteringly smart!” HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
–Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“A most LIVELY production! Anderson is SO FUN AND EMPATHETIC, you’re sorry to see him exit.” 3 STARS (of 4)
–Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune

“Slick direction and MARVELOUS delivery!”
–Al Bresloff, Around the Town Chicago

“A STUNNING piece of acting by Anderson.”
– Dan Zeff, Chicago Theater Review

Production Photos

Cast

Greg Matthew Anderson- Kerr

 

Production

Director- Shawn Douglass

Assistant Director- Charlie McGrath

Stage Manager- Samantha Symon

Assistant Stage Manager- Kelly Montgomery

Scenic Designer- Tim Mann

Costume Designer- Jacqueline Firkins

Lighting Designer- JR Lederle

Sound Designer- Rick Sims

Properties Designer- Nick Heggestad

Production Manager- Alison Ramsey

Sound Board Operator– Nick Gajary

Set Construction/Technical Direction- Left Wing Scenic, Matt Kollar

Wardrobe Supervisor- Kelly Montgomery 

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