EQUUS
By Peter Shaffer
Directed by Derek Bertelsen

September 27 –
October 27, 2019

Thurs-Sat @ 7:30pm
Sun @ 3pm

The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway St.
Chicago, IL

Please note: EQUUS features haze, loud sounds, and contains nudity and depictions of violence.

The run-time for EQUUS is 2 hours and 30 minutes including intermission. 

AstonRep opens its season with Peter Shaffer’s Tony Award-winning classic play Equus, a visionary and passionate work from the creator of Amadeus.Inspired by a true story, EQUUS sets out to explore the complex relationships between devotion and myth. When teenager Alan Strang’s pathological fascination leads him to blind six horses in a Hampshire stable, psychiatrist Martin Dysart is tasked with uncovering the motive behind the boy’s violent act. As Dysart delves into Alan’s world of twisted spirituality, passion and sexuality, he begins to question his own sanity and motivations in a world driven by consumerism.

The cast of EQUUS: (top row) Alexandra Bennett, Malia Hu, Rian Jairell, Sean William Kelly, (bottom row) Julie Partyka, Jordan Pokorney, Robert Tobin, and Andrew Whatley

CAST
Sean William Kelly (Alan Strang)
Rian Jairell (Martin Dysart)
Julie Partyka (Dora Strang)
Robert Tobin (Frank Strang)
Alexandra Bennett (Hester Salomon)
Malia Hu (Jill Mason)
Jordan Pokorney (Horseman/Nugget)
Andrew Whatley (Harry Dalton/Nurse)
Billy Sullivan (Dysart Understudy)

PRODUCTION
Derek Bertelsen – Director
Kamren Smith – Stage Manager/Assistant Director
Claire Yearman – Intimacy/Violence Choreographer
Claire Allegra Taylor– Movement Director
Bethany Hart– Dialect Coach
Jeremiah Barr – Technical Director/Scenic Designer/Props Designer
Samantha Barr – Production Manager/Lighting Designer/Sound Designer
kClare McKellaston– Costume Designer
Amy Kasper – Box Office Manager/Graphic Designer
Lea Tobin – Graphic Designer
David Rosenberg – Publicist
Sara Pavlak McGuire – Co-Artistic Director/Casting Director

Director Derek Bertelsen- 
“Peter Shaffer’s gripping psychological thriller is a timeless classic and a cornerstone of modern drama. It’s the perfect play for AstonRep and we’re incredibly excited to bring this show to life at our new home at the Edge Theater.”