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Writers' Theatre presents Yellow Moon
Mar 25, 2013


Writers TheatreWriters' Theatre Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma and Artistic Director Michael Halberstam announce the Writers' Theatre production of Yellow Moon, written by David Greig and directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. The production runs April 16 - August 4, 2013, performed at Books on Vernon - 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe.

This is the ballad of Leila and Lee-a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde who learn that they aren't alone in the world the night that they discover each other. Their wild ramble across the Scottish highlands in search of an absent father is told in a series of lyrical narratives that will immerse audiences in the action, forging a breathless drama of beauty in the darkness.

Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden (Travels With My Aunt, Hesperia) directs this intimate bookstore production.

Stuart Carden comments, "Playwright David Greig is an exuberant and masterful storyteller who articulates the twists and turns of his jaw-dropping narrative with some of the most inventive, muscular, and lyrical language I've read by a contemporary playwright. Little known in the U.S. but celebrated in the U.K. it is a distinct honor to be the first American company to produce Yellow Moon and introduce, within the intense intimacy of our bookstore space, this exciting playwright's inventive and energetic style of theatre to our audience.

The cast includes: Ashleigh LaThrop (Leila), John Lister (Billy/Frank), Josh Salt (Lee) and Karen Janes Woditsch (Jenni/Holly).

The creative team includes: Kevin Depinet (Scenic Design), Rachel Anne Healy (Costumes), Nick Heggestad (Props), Lee Fiskness (Lighting), Christopher Kriz (Original Music and Sound) and Eva Breneman (Dialect Coach). Becky Pechter is the Stage Manager.


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