3829 N Broadway       Chicago, IL 60613       tel: 773.528.9696


Strawdog Theatre Company - The Petrified Forest

 The Petrified Forest

by Robert E. Sherwood
directed by Shade Murray
February 26, 2012
through March 31
Thursday, Friday & Saturday 8pm · Sunday 4pm
Tickets $28 ($15 student/senior)
Previews Thu-Fri, Feb 23-24 | 8pm | $15
Gala Benefit Opening Sat, Feb 25 | 7pm | $60
 — Chicago Sun Times
RECOMMENDED ... slick, darkly comic noir
 — Chicago Reader
CRITIC'S PICK ... everyone should go see this play
 — Kelly Kleiman, WBEZ
In a sand-swept diner on the edge of 200 miles of untamed desert, in a country past the edge of financial collapse, a young waitress yearns for an artistís life in France whilst stuck amidst men who prefer to remember what life used to be. But this night, her world is upended by two desperate men: one a penniless English drifter who had and lost the life she dreams of, the other a cold-blooded gangster with a trail of bodies behind him. Strawdog Artistic Associate Shade Murray, whose work on our production of Detective Story won him the Jeff Award for Director (not to mention Production and Ensemble), breathes new life into another American classic, a violent, funny, romantic play that was the basis of the film that launched Humphrey Bogart to stardom.

Ashley Alvarez
   as Paula
Jerry Bloom
   as Legion Commander
Walter Brody
   as Gramp
David Daniels
   as Deputy
Paul Fagen *
   as Squier
Ted Hoerl
   as Jason
Shane Kenyon
   as Boze
John Moran
   as Jackie
Caroline Neff
   as Gabby
Janice O'Neill *
   as Mrs. Chisholm
Jim Poole
   as Mr. Chisholm
Travis Porchia
   as Pyles
Mark Pracht
   as Sheriff
Brandon Saunders *
   as Joseph
Adam Shalzi
   as Ruby
Jamie Vann *
   as Duke

    Shade Murray
Set Design
    Nic Dimond
Light Design
    Heather Gilbert
Costume Design
    Aly Renee Amidei *
Props Design
    Sarah Burnham
Sound Design
    Mikhail Fiksel *
Fight Choreographer
    Brandon Bruce
    Eva Breneman
Technical Direction
    Matt Buettner
Stage Manager
    Jordan Muller
Production Manager
    Tyler Wilsey
Master Electrician
    Aaron Cannon

* = Strawdog company member