THE LAST ACT OF LILKA KADISON

June 1 – August 21, 2011

Water Tower Water Works

Written by Ensemble Members David Kersnar, Heidi Stillman, and Andrew White, Nicola Behrman, and Abbie Phillips
In Association with Abbie Phillips

Inspired by the life and work of Johanna Cooper and the Public Radio International series One People, Many Stories

17-year-old Lilka Kadison flees Poland on the eve of World War II. Seventy years later in Los Angeles, ghosts are invading her home, her caregiver won’t give her back the remote, and her afternoon’s only going downhill from there. Wryly humorous, poignant, and ultimately triumphant, this unforgettable new play traces a love story that transcends war, decades, and distance, from 1939 Poland to current-day Los Angeles.

Recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award.

Featuring Usman Ally, Kareem Bandealy, Chance Bone, Nora Fiffer, and Marilyn Dodds Frank.

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.
KAREEM BANDEALY
Ensemble Member
CHRISTINE A. BINDER
Artistic Associate
MARA BLUMENFELD
Ensemble Member
DAVID KERSNAR
Ensemble Member
RICK SIMS
Artistic Associate
HEIDI STILLMAN
Ensemble Member
TRACY WALSH
Ensemble Member
ANDREW WHITE
Ensemble Member
 
 
 
 

Script Development and Production funded By: Righteous Persons Foundation
Additional Support by: The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust
Opening Night Sponsor: Park Hyatt Chicago

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