THADDEUS AND SLOCUM: A VAUDEVILLE ADVENTURE

June 1 – August 14, 2016

Written by Ensemble Member Kevin Douglas
Co-Directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks and Krissy Vanderwarker

It’s 1908 and Chicago’s Majestic Theatre is the jewel of the vaudeville circuit. The only thing stopping Thaddeus and Slocum from becoming the next great stage act is as simple – and complicated – as black and white. Will laughter triumph and friendship endure as racial boundaries threaten to destroy their dreams of making the “big time?”

Lookingglass dives deep into the divided heart of American culture and show biz for a daring cavalcade of slapstick, song and dance, and burlesque as two best friends risk everything to make it to the top together.

ARTISTS

KEVIN DOUGLAS, Writer
J. NICOLE BROOKS, Co-Director
KRISSY VANDERWARKER, Co-Director
COLLETTE POLLARD, Scenic Designer
SAMANTHA JONES, Costume Designer
CHRISTINE A. BINDER, Lighting Designer
JOSH HORVATH, Sound Designer
RICK SIMS, Composer
KATIE SPELMAN, Choreographer
SYLVIA HERNANDEZ-DISTASI, Circus Choreographer
RYAN BOURQUE, Fight Choreographer
SARAH BURNHAM, Properties Designer

FEATURING

MOLLY BRENNAN, Abby/Sarah
ADAM WESLEY BROWN, Rufus/Johnny
LAWRENCE E. DISTASI, Frank
RAYMOND FOX, Gerry
SHARRIESE HAMILTON, Nellie
TOSIN MOROHUNFOLA, Zeke
CHRISTINA NIEVES, Isabella beginning 7/20
MONICA RAYMUND, Isabella through 7/17
SAMUEL TAYLOR, Slocum
TRAVIS TURNER, Thaddeus

LOOKINGGLASS ARTISTS

Lookingglass is an ensemble based company, with a dedicated group of artists composing its roster of Ensemble Members, Artistic Associates, and Teaching Artists.
CHRISTINE A. BINDER
Artistic Assocaite
J. NICOLE BROOKS
Ensemble Member
LAWRENCE E. DISTASI
Ensemble Member
KEVIN DOUGLAS
Ensemble Member
RAYMOND FOX
Ensemble Member
SYLVIA HERNANDEZ-DISTASI
Artistic Assocaite
JOSHUA HORVATH
Artistic Assocaite
SAMUEL TAYLOR
Artistic Assocaite
 
 
 
 

VENUE

Water Tower Water Works
821 N Michigan Ave

RUN TIME

2 hours and 15 minutes, including one 15-minute intermission

AGE RECOMMENDATION

Thaddeus and Slocum contains adult language and mature themes relating to the racial inequalities in 1908 Chicago. Recommended for ages 13 and up with parental discretion.

SPONSORS

Leading Producers Circle Members

Melinda McMullen and Duncan Kime

Producer’s Circle

Paul and De Gray
Abbie Roth and Sandra Gladstone Roth

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