The Voysey Inheritance

By Harley Granville-Barker
Adapted by David Mamet
Directed by James Bohnen
September 18 – November 2, 2008

Corruption. Fraud. Bankruptcy. Welcome to the Family Business.
It seems people will do anything these days to make a buck. David Mamet’s ruthlessly funny update of Granville-Barker’s 1905 play proves that’s nothing new. When do-gooder Edward Voysey learns of generations of shady dealings within the family business, he is determined to set things right. But the rest of the family is decidedly against his plan. Chicago premiere!

Cast

David Darlow, Mr. Voysey
Raymond Fox, Edward Voysey
Roderick Peeples, George Booth
Dan Kenney, Major Booth Voysey
Rebecca Spence, Alice Maitland
Patricia Donegan, Mrs. Voysey
Janice O’Neill, Honor Voysey
Tom Bateman, Hugh Voysey
Sharina Martin, Ethel Voysey
Peter Davis, Peacey
Mark D. Hines, Trenchard/Reverend Colpus

Production

James Bohnen, Director
Patia Bartlett, Production Stage Manager
Andrea Bechert, Scenic Designer
Rachel Laritz, Costume Designer
Richard Norwood, Lighting Designer
Ann Meilahn, Properties Designer
Lindsay Jones, Sound Designer and Original Music
Alison Ramsey, Production Manager
Tracy C. Davis, Dramaturg
Eva Breneman, Dialects

Reviews

“Fast-paced, shrewdly cast… uncannily timely.”
-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times

“Raymond Fox’s pitch-perfect portrayal is the sort of spellbinding performance that can carry a whole show on its back.”
-Brian Nemtusak, Timeout Chicago

 

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