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Nicole Bloomsmith in Take Me.

Take Me

Book by Mark Guarino
Music by Jon Langford
Directed by Anderson Lawfer

Season 31

May 10, 2019–Jun 22, 2019

1802 W Berenice Ave
Chicago, IL 60613

Take Me is a world premiere musical by Mark Guarino featuring all-new original songs by Jon Langford (The Mekons, Waco Brothers). Inspired by true events, Take Me is the story of Shelly, a woman trapped by the trauma of a husband in a coma and the chaos that followed. Looking for solace, she finds herself pulled in to the realm of wild alien conspiracy theories. Voices from the sky tell her the answer to all her problems is to build an alien themed amusement park in Roswell, New Mexico.

Take Me is a comic fantasia, a story about having faith in a world where there are more questions than answers. It’s the second collaboration between Guarino and Langford since their hit play All the Fame of Lofty Deeds produced by The House Theatre of Chicago.

Cast

Kristen Alesia

Kristen Alesia

as Ensemble

Nicole Bloomsmith.

Nicole Bloomsmith*

as Shelley

Kamille Dawkins.

Kamille Dawkins*

as Doggie

Megan DeLay

Megan DeLay

as Nurse

David Gordon Johnson

David Gordon-Johnson

as Doctor

Carmine Grisolia.

Carmine Grisolia*

as Travis

Michael Reyes.

Michael Reyes*

as Matt

Loretta Rezos

Loretta Rezos

as Mother

Matt Rosin

Matt Rosin

as Father

Creative Team

Mark Guarino
Author

Anderson Lawfer*
Director

Jon Langford
Original Score

Annabelle Lee Revak
Orchestrations

Becca Braun
Assistant Director

Patrick Kelly
Understudy

Halli Morgan
Understudy

Robert Sicklesteel
Understudy

Tamara White
Understudy

John Wilson
Set Design

John Kelly*
Light Design

Tony Churchill
Projection Design

Rachel Sypniewski
Costume Design

Lacie Hexom
Props Design

Chuck Evans
Music Director

Heath Hays*
Sound Design

Jenn Thompson
Stage Manager

Emily Ioppolo
Assistant Stage Manager

Becs Bartle
Master Electrician

Peter Wilde
Assistant Tech Director

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member