3829 N Broadway       Chicago, IL 60613       tel: 773.528.9696


Strawdog Theatre Company + Old Town

 State of the Union

by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse
directed by Geoff Button
October 10, 2010
through November 13
Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 7pm
Tickets $20 ($15 student/senior)
In the wake of World War II, a group of Washington bigwigs convince an aviation tycoon with a deep well of idealism to make a run for The White House. But when politics force him to reunite with his estranged wife and to weather a barrage of backroom deals and threats of scandal, his idealism wears down fast. The Pulitzer- winning State of the Union became a Tracy & Hepburn vehicle directed by Frank Capra, and is still an incredibly potent exploration of the price we pay for politics as usual. The Hypocrites’ Geoff Button (Desire Under the Elms, True West) directs.

Michael Dailey *
   as Grant
Sam Gleisten
   as Mrs. Draper
Kate Harris
   as Lulubelle
Jim Heatherly
   as Judge
BF Helman
   as Conover
Kristina Johnson
   as Kay
Anderson Lawfer *
   as Spike
Annie Munch
   as Ensemble
Brant Russell
   as Hardy
Rob Skrocki
   as Senator
Kendra Thulin
   as Mary
Pat Whalen
   as Ensemble
John Zinn
   as Sam

    Geoff Button
Assistant Director
    Diana Raiselis
Set Design
    Marianna Czaszar
Light Design
    Michael Stanfill
Costume Design
    Joanna Melville *
Props Design
    Maria DeFabo
    Mike Przygoda *
Sound Design
    Andrew Wheatley
    Derek Todd Matson
Stage Manager
    Stephanie Neilitz
Production Manager
    Cortney Hurley

* = Strawdog company member