ONCE IN A LIFETIME

by George S. Kaufman & Moss Hart
directed by Damon Kiely
Season 28
April 22—June 11, 2016
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THU, FRI, SAT 8pm · SUN 4pm
Tickets $28
★★★½…for its last show in its longtime home, soon to be demolished in the name of gentrification, Strawdog has chosen the perfect valentine to both showbiz and the price of progress. … It's a smart and lively confection, and part of the fun is seeing the Strawdog regulars switch between so many roles.
— Chicago Tribune
RECOMMENDED…as obsessed as they are with entertainment (and they are among the most consistent entertainers in the city), Strawdog is equally concerned with the playing of heartstrings, sometimes delicately and sometimes not, but always with humor and grace.
— New City
Sweetly staged by Damon Kiely, this is Strawdog Theatre Company's final production in its Lakeview venue of 28 years. Returning the troupe to their roots, their revival appropriately captures the fresh fun of starting anew…
— Stage & Cinema
JEFF AWARDS RECOMMENDED

The acclaimed director of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway helms Kaufman and Hart's 1930 comedy classic. Jerry, May, and George quit vaudeville to take advantage of everyone who is taking advantage of California's latest gold rush: Talking Pictures. An epic satire of greed run amok that is as timely now as ever.

production
Author
Moss Hart
George S. Kaufman
Director
Damon Kiely
Set Design
Joe Schermoly
Light Design
Ass't Light Design
Matthew Lightfoot
Costume Design
Cassandra Bass
Props Design
Jamie Karas
Composer
Austin Oie
Sound Design
Choreography
Mike Ford
Stage Manager
Casey Peek
Ass't Stage Manager
Max Covill
Madisen Kennedy
Production Manager
Emmaline Keddy-Hector
* = Strawdog company member
Photography by Jon Cole Media
Production photo by Chris Ocken
Photo by KBH Media
Photo by Donald Cardiff
Photo by John Flak
Photo by Dave Brennan
Photo by Heath Hays
Production photo by TCMcG Photography