STRAWDOG THEATRE COMPANY

3829 N Broadway       Chicago, IL 60613       tel: 773.528.9696

SEASON 27

Strawdog Theatre Company - The Duchess of Malfi
Midwest Premiere!

 NEIGHBORHOOD 3: Requisition of Doom

Book & Lyrics by Arthur Riordan
Music by Bell Helicopter
Directed by Kyle Hamman
Music Direction by Mike Przygoda
February 24, 2013
through March 30
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm · Sunday 4pm
Tickets $28 ($18 student | $20 senior)
Previews FEB 21-22 Thu, Fri 8pm, $15
Benefit Preview FEB 23 Sat 7pm, $50
★★★…the cast, all of whom except the admirably understated Dailey play multiple roles, deliver delicious silly-putty portrayals…a welcome blast of high-brow gooniness to melt the late-winter blahs.
 — Chicago Tribune
RECOMMENDED…mingles historical fact and figures with schoolboy whimsy, sometimes recalling a Monty Python sketch, a Tom Stoppard witfest…a pageant of hyperacademic, pun-filled fun… Director Kyle Hamman has fun with the script's caricatures and complicated casting requirements… it moves along swiftly with the help of a comically elaborate visual design by set designer Joanna Iwanicka and lighting designer Jordan Kardasz… Musical director Mike Przygoda has crafted some of the most inventive band arrangements I've ever heard in an off-Loop theater—wonderful interplays between fiddle and flute, guitar and accordion, banjo and bass. With its witty wordplay and catchy music, Improbable Frequency is a diversion for the mind and a treat for the ears.
 — Chicago Reader
Dizzying wordplay, jaunty music, and quantum mechanics in 1940’s Dublin. What more do you need? The answer is spies. You need spies. Strawdog's Kyle Hamman, director of Factory Theater's smash hit Ren Faire! A Fistful of Ducats, teams with fellow ensemble member and composer/arranger extraordinaire Mike Przygoda to stage this quick and clever new musical, called "dazzling" by The New York Times but never before seen in this time zone.
Britain's MI5 recruits crossword pro Tristram Faraday to decode a series of bizarre Irish radio broadcasts that appear to be predicting the weather. Despite Ireland’s neutrality during “The Emergency,” Dublin proves rife with fellow secret agents, Nazi sympathizers, IRA militants, and a randy scientist with a powerful new invention that could change the course of history.
Want to prep for the show? Get in the cruciverbalist frame of mind with our Improbable Frequency-themed Crossword. Or download the Improbable Frequency Study Guide to learn up on the history of crosswords puzzles, Ireland's independence, pubs, and much more.
Photo courtesy of
Sarah-Ji Photography

players
Michael Dailey *
   as Tristram Faraday
Scott Danielson *
   as Muldoon/Myles
Sarah Goeden *
   as Philomena O'Shea
Jason Grimm
   as John Betjeman/Meehawl O'Dromedary
Christina Hall
   as Agent Green
Eric Paskey
   as Erwin Schrodinger/The Colonel

production
Author
    Arthur Riordan
Director
    Kyle Hamman *
Set Design
    Joanna Iwanicka
Light Design
    Jordan Kardasz *
Costume Design
    Rachel Sypniewski
Props Design
    Jeff Shields
Music Director
    Mike Przygoda *
Music
    Bell Helicopter
Musician
    Mike Przygoda *
Sound Design
    Heath Hays *
Choreography
    Brigitte Ditmars
Technical Direction
    Matt Buettner
Stage Manager
    Jordan Muller
Master Electrician
    Dan Laushman
Production Manager
    Sarah Burnham

* = Strawdog company member