AstonRep Theatre Company Presents
Martin McDonagh’s

Directed by  Dana Anderson

October 18 – November 18, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3:30 pm
The West Stage at The Raven Theatre
6157 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60626

RUNNING TIME- 95 Minutes

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Valene and Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father’s house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent of topics. Only Father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage.

“Go See This Play!”
– Buzz News
“Rip Roaring”  
– Third Coast Review
“A Smart Crisp Production”
– Splash Chicago


Valene – Dylan Todd
Coleman – Robert Tobin*
Girleen – Phoebe Moore
Father Welsh – Mark Tacderas

Staff/Creative Team:
Director – Dana Anderson*
Scenic Designer/Props – Jeremiah Barr*
Costume Designer – Cody Von Ruden
Lighting Designer/Production Manager – Samantha Barr*
Sound Designer – Melanie Thompson
Fight Choreographer – Claire Yearman
Dialect Coach – Carrie Hardin
Stage Manager – Lara Caprini*
Coleman Understudy – Timothy Sullivan
*denotes member of AstonRep

Dana Anderson (Director) has worked as an AstonRep company member on The Laramie Project (actor), Four by Tenn (director), 1984 (asst. director), Eleemosynary (dramaturg) and The Black Slot (actor). She recently directed Belle of Austin (Rhinofest) and Little Miss (Davenport’s). She is the Associate Artistic Director of the prison program Shakespeare Corrected, where she directed Much Ado About NothingAs You Like It and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has also worked with Theo Ubique, Kokandy, Towle Theatre, Greatworks Theatre, Shawnee Summer Theatre, The New Colony and Quest Theatre Ensemble. As an educator, she is a teaching artist with Mudlark Theater Company.

Martin McDonagh’s (Playwright) plays include: The Pillowman (Tony nominee, Best Play 2005; Olivier Award Winner 2004), The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Olivier Award Winner, Best Comedy 2003), The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Tony nominee, Best Play 1998), The Lonesome West (Tony nominee, Best Play 1999), A Skull in Connemara, The Cripple of Inishmaan, The Banshees of Inisheer, among others. Other works include Barney Nenagh’s Shotgun CircusSuicide on Sixth StreetIn BrugesSeven PsychopathsSix Shooter (Academy Award, Best Short 2006), Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (multiple Academy Award nominations, two wins for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor).