At Play Productions in association with Chicago Dramatists presents:
SO WHEN DOES THE SHOW ACTUALLY RUN?
Wednesday, June 29-Sunday, July 3 at Theater on the Lake, 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive. The shows on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday start at 7:30pm; the show on Sunday, July 3 starts at 6:30pm. There are only five performances, so buy your tickets early!
SPEAKING OF TICKETS:
Tickets are $17.50. Call 312-742-7994 to purchase, but not until after June 7. Beginning June 7, box office hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 2-8pm; Sunday, 3:30pm-7:30pm. Closed Monday.
HOW LONG DOES THE SHOW LAST?
85 minutes with no intermission.
Call Theater on the Lake at 312-742-7994 or email email@example.com.
Theater on the Lake is located at 2401 N. Lake Shore Drive: at Fullerton Avenue and Lake Michigan in Lincoln Park.
Getting Here Green: Walk or bike along Chicago's lakefront path directly to our front door. Not only will you BE green, but you'll also SAVE some green!
By car: Pay parking is available at the Lincoln Park Zoo, located at Fullerton Avenue and Cannon Drive. Metered parking is sometimes available along Cannon Drive.
By bus: CTA bus routes 151 or 156 both serve the area; for schedules, contact the RTA/CTA at 312-836-7000.
For patrons with special needs, please contact the Box Office at 312-742-7994 to arrange for valet parking services.
Precisely! Here's what the critics had to say:
"Jacqmin's passionate morality play in the guise of a super-smart comedy of manners is bound to hit a nerve with professionals and patients alike. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED."
— Chicago Sun-Times
"Creates a fabulous comic world."
"A deceptively light-on-its-feet satire."
"Fresh, insightful, very funny and sharply produced."
"FOUR STARS. Laura Jacqmin's thoroughly clever and exciting new play set at a dentists' convention finds remarkable moments of real humanity."
"An inventive, offbeat study of human nature."
"Succeeds on every level."
Please. We're dentists.
****, no. Please only bring guests who don't mind adult language and situations.
We give hugs.
Delia Baseman (Female Dentist 1) Delia is so very excited to be part of this production! She was most recently seen in The Three Faces of Dr. Crippen with The Strange Tree Group as part of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Garage Rep 2011. Delia has worked with numerous companies in Chicago including Collaboraction, Right Brain Project, Remy Bumppo, and Lookingglass Theater. Delia is a proud graduate of Circle in the Square Theatre School in NYC and the Associate Artistic Director of The Strange Tree Group.
Justin James Farley (Male Dentist 3) Justin James is ecstatic to be able to reprise his role in Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. He was last seen in Festen at Steep Theatre, Dead Pile with XIII Pocket and Scorched at Silk Road Theatre Project. Justin James wishes to thank Megan and Laura, all his family and friends, his fiancée Ashley and everyone involved with this production. Please, floss.
Julie Ganey (Female Dentist 2) Julie is a Chicago based performer, writer and teacher. As an actor, she has worked with Victory Gardens, Northlight Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Noble Fool, Drury Lane, and most recently appeared in the 16th Street Theatre production of Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Julie regularly performs her original work as part of 2nd Story, and her solo show The Half-Life of Magic was part of Fillet of Solo 2010. Through Wavelength, an award winning comedy ensemble that performs for educators, Julie has created and led workshops for teachers and executives nationwide, and her bullying prevention program, Stand Up on the Schoolyard, has been presented within the Chicago Public School system and across the country.
Andy Lutz (Male Dentist 1) Andy is making his Theater on the Lake debut in Dental Society Midwinter Meeting. Previous credits include Dead Pile (XIII Pocket), A Man For All Seasons (Roundabout Theatre Company), The History Boys (Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre), This Beautiful City (Actors Theatre of Louisville), Extremely (Actors Theatre of Louisville), The Man Who Came to Dinner (Peterborough Players), and The Long Christmas Dinner (Peterborough Players). Andy graduated from Ohio University.
Rakisha Pollard (Female Dentist 2) was an original cast member of the world premiere of Dental Society Midwinter Meeting at Chicago Dramatists last summer and was part of the show's first remount at 16th Street Theater this past winter. She is thrilled to be reprising her role at Theater on the Lake. Rakisha attended the School at Steppenwolf in 2009 and has also appeared in Griffin Theatre's production of Stage Door (directed by Robin Witt), WNEP Theatre's Edward Hopper Project, and Sinnerman Ensemble's production of Chekov's Ivanov (directed by Sheldon Patinkin). Before moving to Chicago in 2008, Rakisha practiced insurance defense law in Lexington, KY.
Paige Smith (Male Dentist 2) Dental Society Midwinter Meeting is the second collaboration between Paige, Laura, and Megan after he appeared in Brother at ATC's 10x10 Festival. He was most recently seen in XIII Pocket's CASH, as well as Adore, part of Steppenwolf Theater Company's First Annual Garage Rep. He has a BA in Theater Arts from Kansas State University and has worked locally with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Mid-Tangent Productions, City-Lit Theater, Collaboraction's Sketchbook One, Around the Coyote, and has also had the privilege of acting and writing for five plus years in Chicago's own Cool Table, an award winning sketch comedy pack that has performed in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, New York, at Lollapalooza and beyond.
Laura Jacqmin (Playwright): Laura was the winner of the 2008 Wasserstein Prize, a $25,000 award to recognize an emerging female playwright. Her plays include Look, We Are Breathing (Sundance Theatre Lab), Dental Society Midwinter Meeting and Ski Dubai (Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 5th Annual First Look Repertory of New Work). Her work has been produced and developed by the Atlantic Theater, Vineyard Theatre, Ars Nova, Joe's Pub, Second Stage, Victory Gardens Theater, Chicago Dramatists, The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway and more. Jacqmin is a member of the 2010-2011 Playwrights' Unit at the Goodman Theatre, and will spend summer 2011 in residence at the Royal Court Theatre. She is currently working on commissions for the Goodman Theatre, South Coast Rep, Arden Theater Company, InterAct Theatre and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Science & Technology Project. BA Yale University; MFA Ohio University.
Megan Shuchman (Director): Megan serves as Education Manager at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. As a freelance director, teaching artist and dramaturg, she has worked for such companies as Northlight Theatre, XIII Pocket, TimeLine Theatre, American Theatre Company, 2nd Story, the side project, and Infamous Commonwealth Theatre and acted as Curator of the New Play Reading Series at Around the Coyote Art Gallery from 2006-2009. Her most recent projects include Dead Pile by Laura Jacqmin (winter 2011), and Una Mae's Freak Boutique by Brooke Berman, part of Theatre Seven's Chicago Landmark Project (through July 10th). Megan received a BA in Theatre from the University of Michigan.
Anna Bravova (Lighting Design): Anna is a first-year MFA student in Northwestern University's lighting design program. After designing the original production last year, she is thrilled to return for the Theater on the Lake run!
Michael Dutton (Stage Manager): Michael is excited to be bringing Dental Society Midwinter Meeting to Theater on the Lake. Other Chicago stage management credits include: Where We're Born, The Old Masters, and A Separate Peace (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (At Play/Chicago Dramatists); Dead Pile (XIII Pocket); The Good Negro (Goodman Theatre); All My Sons and When She Danced (Timeline Theatre); and Sanctified and St. James Infirmary (Congo Square Theatre). Michael would like to thank his family and friends for their endless love and support.
Myron Elliott (Costume Design) is pleased to be dressing the dentists again after designing both the original production and 16th Street Theater remount. Other Chicago credits include: To Kill a Mockingbird, First Look Repertory 2009, and the upcoming The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Steppenwolf Theatre Company); Eclipsed (Northlight Theatre); I Do, I Do and Phantom (Theatre at the Center); Speech & Debate (American Theatre Company); and Reasons to be Pretty, Kid Sister, Some Girls, This is How it Goes, and In a Dark, Dark House (Profiles Theatre). Other design collaborations include productions with Stages St. Louis, Ohio Light Opera, Cincinnati Playhouse, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and Berkshire Theatre Festival.
Christopher Kriz (Original Music and Sound Design): Chris is pleased to be working on Dental Society Midwinter Meeting again! Most recent Chicago credits include Eclipsed (Northlight), Festen (Steep Theatre), Conquest Of The South Pole (Strawdog Theatre), Precious Little (Rivendell Theatre), This (Theatre Wit), Madagascar (Next Theatre), Dead Pile (XIII Pocket), Bug (Redtwist) and Big Love (Chicago Fusion). Recent credits include the national tour of America Amerique (Jena Company), Open Systems (Goodman Theatre/WBEZ), Man From Nebraska (Redtwist) Aiming For Sainthood (Victory Gardens), Thieves Like Us (House Theatre), The Invasion Of Skokie (Chicago Dramatists), Baal (TUTA), Master Harold and The Boys and All My Sons (TimeLine). Upcoming productions include Romeo and Juliet (First Folio), Cloud 9 (The Gift Theatre) and The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter (Steppenwolf Theatre).To hear more of his work, please visit www.christopherkriz.com.
Becky Mock (Production Manager): Becky is thrilled to be working on Dental Society Midwinter Meeting again! She is an ensemble member at Red Tape Theatre and has served as their Production Manager since fall of 2009. Becky has also worked at Steppenwolf Theatre Company as the Production Management Apprentice (2009-2010) and is currently assisting on their Garage Rep Series for the 2010-2011 season.
Michael Mroch (Scenic Design): Michael is a graduate of Columbia College with a BFA in Directing and Scenic Design and Minor in Art History. Recent design credits include: Church / Pullman, WA. (Red Tape), Dead Pile (XIII Pocket), Dental Society Midwinter Meeting (At Play/Chicago Dramatists and 16th Street Theater), Sweet Bird of Youth, The Tallest Man (Artistic Home), Bernarda Alba / Floyd Collins (Columbia College). Directing credits: What Didn't Happen, Miracle Worker, Rope (Columbia). Michael has also been in Paint Charge with Strawdog for Conquest of the South Pole, Red Noses (remount/TOTL), Good Soul of Szechuan, and Uncle Vanya.