Cast Announced for The Heidi Chronicles

Pearl Paramadilok

The Cuckoo’s Theater Project is pleased to announce the cast of the opening show of their third season, The Heidi Chronicles, by Wendy Wasserstein, opening September 2nd at The Prop Thtr.

Comprised of a series of interrelated scenes, the play traces the coming of age of Heidi Holland, a successful art historian, as she tries to find her bearings in a rapidly changing world. Gradually distancing herself from her friends, she watches them move from the idealism and political radicalism of their college years through militant feminism and, eventually, back to the materialism that they had sought to reject in the first place. Eventually Heidi comes to accept the fact that liberation can be achieved only if one is true to oneself, with goals that come out of need rather than circumstance.

The cast includes Pearl Paramadilok (Heidi), Ian Muentener (Scoop), TCTP Artistic Director Marc James (Peter), Rebecca Sparks (Susan), Aziza Macklin (Fran/Denise/Molly), Riley Mondragon (Jill/April/Betsy), Ilse Zacharias (Becky/Lisa), Nathan Wainwright (Everyman), Danny Bradley (Peter Alternate), Miranda Hamand (Heidi/Susan Understudy), Tommy Foy (Scoop Understudy), and Brittani Ferguson (Female Track Understudy).

The Heidi Chronicles will be directed by TCTP Company Member Sara Carranza. Artistic and production staff include TCTP Company Member Bart O’Toole, scenic design; Kate Setzer Kamphausen, costume design; Garrett Steinke, lighting design; Bryan Tims, Sound/Poster Design; TCTP Company Member Rocco Renda, assistant direction; TCTP Company Member Melissa Golden, stage management and Ellen Johnson, assistant stage management.

The Heidi Chronicles will run September 2nd to October 9th at The Prop Thtr, 3502 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 60618. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, and Sundays at 3PM with an Industry night show on Thursday, October 6th at 8PM.

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