First Floor Theater Presents: The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots by Nat Cassidy (Chicago Premiere)
FFT presents the Chicago Premiere of
The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots
by Nat Cassidy, directed by Gus Menary
February 8 - March 2, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 3pm.
the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
With preview performances Friday, February 7th at 7:30pm, and an industry night on Monday, February 17 at 7:30pm. Tickets will be available for purchase online beginning January 24, 2014.
First Floor Theater is thrilled to present the Chicago Premiere of The Reckoning of Kit and Little Boots (TROKALB), Nat Cassidy's rip-roaring metaphysical buddy comedy.
Featuring: Kate Cornelius-Schecter* (Anne), Owais Ahmed (Marlowe), Sarah Davis (Dot), Garrett Lutz (Kyd), Tim Parker (Caligula), Alfred Thomas (Walsingham) and Dav Yendler (Shakespeare).
Production team: Molly FitzMaurice* (Set Design), David Federman (Light Design), Andrew Rovner* (Sound Design), Alexis Chaney* and Caroline Gelber (Costume Design), TJ Heins (Prop Design), Emmett Rensin* (Dramaturg), Markie Gray* (Production Manager) and Kelly Butler (Stage Manager).
*a member of the FFT artistic collective
About the play:
The famous Elizabethan playwright, Christopher "Kit" Marlowe has been stabbed. While dying, he is visited by an apparition, the ghost of insane Roman Emperor Caligula ("Little Boots"). Caligula proceeds to walk Marlowe backwards through their respective histories exploring the power of infamy, the struggles of writing, and the universal human spirit in this witty and ultimately moving comedy.
About the playwright:
Nat Cassidy is one of New York City's most exciting new playwrights, with a reputation for producing intelligent, bold, darkly comic plays with one foot in horror and the other in literary allusion. Nat's works have been seen at venues such as LaMama ETC, Theatre Row, The Players Club, The WorkShop Theatre, The Gallery Players, and Manhattan Theatre Source, as well as across the country. He was recently commissioned to write the libretto for a new short opera as a part of the first-ever American Opera Initiative at The Kennedy Center/Washington National Opera. Some of his other plays include Any Day Now, Songs of Love: A Theatrical Mixtape, The Eternal Husband, I Am Providence and Old Familiar Faces. He was named one of NYTHEATRE.COM's People of the Year in 2011.
About the director:
Gus Menary is a founding member of Jackalope Theatre Company and directed Shawn Reddy's My Name is Mudd, Andrew Swanson's Moonshiner and served as co-director for Jackalope's inaugural production, Last Exodus of American Men. He is a company member and Director of Music Programming for The Inconvenience and co-directed their live sitcom B-Side Studio by Ike Holter and Evan Linder. Most recently he directed Brett Neveu's Detective Partner Hero Villain for Strawdog and Mickle Maher's Spirits to Enforce for Abraham Werewolf. He has worked with many other theatre companies in Chicago including Mary-Arrchie, American Blues, Pinebox, LiveWire Chicago, and American Theatre Company.
The Den Theater, 2A (View)
1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., 2nd floor
Chicago, IL 60622
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|