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A scene from Once in a Lifetime.

Once in a Lifetime

By George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

Directed by Damon Kiely

Season 28

Apr 22, 2016–Jun 11, 2016

The acclaimed director of American Blues Theater’s Hank Williams: Lost Highway helms Kaufman and Hart’s 1930 comedy classic. Jerry, May, and George quit vaudeville to take advantage of everyone who is taking advantage of California’s latest gold rush: Talking Pictures. An epic satire of greed run amok that is as timely now as ever.

★★★½ “…for its last show in its longtime home, soon to be demolished in the name of gentrification, Strawdog has chosen the perfect valentine to both showbiz and the price of progress. … It’s a smart and lively confection, and part of the fun is seeing the Strawdog regulars switch between so many roles.”—Chicago Tribune

RECOMMENDED “…as obsessed as they are with entertainment (and they are among the most consistent entertainers in the city), Strawdog is equally concerned with the playing of heartstrings, sometimes delicately and sometimes not, but always with humor and grace.”—New City

Sweetly staged by Damon Kiely, this is Strawdog Theatre Company’s final production in its Lakeview venue of 28 years. Returning the troupe to their roots, their revival appropriately captures the fresh fun of starting anew…”—Stage & Cinema

Creative Team

Moss Hart

George S. Kaufman

Damon Kiely

Joe Schermoly
Set Design

Jordan Kardasz
Light Design

Matthew Lightfoot
Assistant Light Design

Cassandra Bass
Costume Design

Brittany Dee Bodley
Costume Design

Jamie Karas
Props Design

Austin Oie

Heath Hays*
Sound Design

Mike Ford

Casey Peek
Stage Manager

Max Covill
Assistant Stage Manager

Madisen Kennedy
Assistant Stage Manager

Emmaline Keddy-Hector
Production Manager

* Strawdog Theatre ensemble member