Pictured: Katie Karel
Unicorn Theatre will bring Lee Blessing’s one-woman show CHESAPEAKE to Kansas City December 19 – January 7.
Directed by Producing Artistic Director Cynthia Levin, the production features Katie Karel who’s past Unicorn production include Heathers, Women Playing Hamlet, Vera Stark, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, and bare.
The production team is Michael Thayer (Assistant Director), Afton Earp (Stage Manager), Ian R. Crawford (Set & Costume Design), David Kiehl (Sound Design), Emily Swenson (Lighting Design), Alex Davila (Assistant Lighting Design), Gregory Chafin (Technical Director), Alyson Germinder (Dramaturg), Nicole Jaja (Master Electrician), and Hannah Taylor (Production Assistant/Sound Board Operator).
From the press release: In this seriously funny romp, the provocative work of one edgy performance artist comes up against a conservative politician running for the Senate. He has a lovable dog; a charming, folksy manner; and a campaign to cut “frivolous arts spending.” The artist has a plan for one final shocking performance with her NEA funding. Lee Blessing explores the mysterious connections between dogs and their humans, politics and artists, and miraculous wonder in our lives.
CHESAPEAKE plays the Jerome Stage with a pre-show event December 29 and a talkback performance, where patrons are encouraged to stay after the show and discuss the play with the actor and director, on December 26. For more information visit unicorntheatre.org.