Love Song

by John Kolvenbach
directed by Marti Lyons
March 21 – April 21, 2024
Beane has always been different. Joan, his sister, is his only real bridge to the outside world, but she is consumed with her own life, climbing the corporate ladder and sparring with her husband, Harry. When Beane falls madly in love with Molly, Beane’s world suddenly expands, and the seismic shift forces all of them to reexamine their own relationships and discover new facets of human connection. An off-kilter romantic comedy, Love Song by John Kolvenbach is a quick-witted exploration of the countless complexities of love and the endless capacity of the heart.
Passage by Christopher Chen


Molly – Isa Arciniegas (she/her)
Beane – Terry Bell* (he/him)
Harry – Ryan Hallahan* (he/him) 
Joan – Sarah Coakley Price* (she/her)

Molly U/S – Gloria Imseih Petrelli (she/her/they/them)
Beane U/S – Raphael Diaz (he/him)
Harry/Waiter U/S – Will Burdin (he/him)
Joan U/S – Dina Monk (she/her)

* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association


Assistant Director: Maddy Brown (she/her)
Stage Manager: Anna Vu (she/her)
Assistant Stage Manager: Kyle Bricker (he/him)
Dramaturg Melody Contreras (she/her)
Scenic Designer: Joe Schermoly (he/him)
Costume Designer: Kotryna Hilko (she/her)
Lighting Designer: Liz Gomez (she/her)
Sound Designer: Christopher Kriz (he/him)
Properties Designer: Amanda Herrmann (they/them)
Intimacy/Fight Designer: Courtney Abbott (they/she)
Assistant Lighting Designer: Abby Letscher (they/them)
Assistant Costume Designer: Janelle Smith (they/them)
Production Manager: Addoris Davis (they/she)
Technical Director: Harrison Ornelas (he/him)
Scenic Charge Artist: Tea Roberts (she/her)
Head Electrician: Nick Chamernik (he/him)
Wardrobe Supervisor: Matthew Meyer (he/they)
Run Crew: Margaret Gleason (she/her)

About the Director

MARTI LYONS (Director)

Marti Lyons (she/her/hers) most recently directed Galileo’s Daughter by Jessica Dickey at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberly at Northlight Theatre, Wife of a Salesman by Eleanor Burgess at Milwaukee Rep, Sense and Sensibility adapted by Jessica Swale at American Players Theatre and the world-premiere of John Proctor is the Villain by Kimberly Belflower at Studio Theatre in D.C. Marti’s other productions include The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess at Writers Theatre; Cymbeline at American Players Theatre; The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe and both the stage and audio productions of Kings by Sarah Burgess at Studio Theatre; the world-premiere of How to Defend Yourself by liliana padilla, a Victory Gardens and Actors Theatre of Louisville co-production; Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee at Victory Gardens and City Theatre; Witch by Jen Silverman at Geffen Playhouse and Writers Theatre (LA Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Direction); Native Gardens by Karen Zacarías at Victory Gardens; Botticelli in the Fire by Jordan Tannahill at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company; I, Banquo at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; Title and Deed by Will Eno at Lookingglass Theatre Company; Laura Marks’ Bethany and Mine at The Gift Theatre. Marti is also an ensemble member at The Gift Theatre, and a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

About the Playwright

John Kolvenbach (he/him/his) is the author of Love Songon an average dayGizmo LoveThe Gravity of Means and the recently completed Fabulosoon an average day premiered at the Comedy Theatre on the West End, starring Woody Harrelson and Kyle MacLachlan, directed by John Crowley, Gizmo Love premiered at WHAT on Cape Cod and opened in London Fall 2006. The Gravity of Means premiered at MCC in New York. Kolvenbach has recently been commissioned by South Coast Repertory for a new play.
Administrative Office

3759 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 124
Chicago, IL 60613

Performance Venue

Theater Wit
1229 W. Belmont Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60657
Box Office: 773.975.8150

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