BAD GIRLS: The Stylists
By Astrid Saalbach
Translated by Michael Evans
Directed by Breahan Pautsch*
Preview: Wednesday March 21st at 8pm
Regular run: Thursday March 22nd-Saturday April 14th
Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 4 pm. Industry night is monday April 2nd at 8pm.
Tickets: Previews: $10.
Where: 1802 W. Berenice (Strawdog Theatre)
In this dark Danish comedy, five women play 28 characters as they work through the absurdities and trials of trying to be a "good girl" in modern society: a professional success, a perfect mother, the right kind of feminist. BAD GIRLS: The Stylists follows four hairstylists in a salon, trying to grow their business in a competitive field. In a series of hilarious and tragic scenes, The Stylists lend their ears and their scissors to a parade of customers. They make up their hair, their faces, and give shape to the stories about who they are. But with the arrival of a mysterious stranger, life in the salon starts to get complicated - and dangerous. As the women's stories begin to unravel, the play examines what we owe to ourselves and each other, the difficulty of forming true connections, and all the ways in which we fail.
Cast: Jennifer Adams ('A'), Kim Boler (Boogie), Jennifer Cheung (Jorun), Kirstin Franklin* (Mette) and Madelyn Loehr* (Trine).
Creatives: Chad Eric Bergman* (scenic design), Lily Walls (costume design), David Goodman-Edberg (lighting design), Nigel Harsch (sound design), Hillarie Shockley (props design), Rick Gilbert and Victor Bayona(violence/intimacy design) Keith Ryan (hair/wig design), Lindsay Tornquist (asst. director), Harrison Ornelis (technical director) and Hannah Harper-Smith (stage manager).
*dentoes Akvavit Theatre company member
Akvavit Theatre Presents
A LITTLE NIGHT OF NORDIC MUSIC
Monday, April 9 at Swedish American Museum
A BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING SPECIAL GUEST GREGORY TRECO
FROM THE CHICAGO CAST OF HAMILTON
The one-night-only concert event will take place Monday, April 9 at 8 pm at the Swedish American Museum, 5211 N. Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood, hosted by Christopher Pazdernik.
The talented line-up also includes Curtis Bannister, Liz Chidester, Kyrie Courter, Megan DeLay, Genevieve Durst, Marsha Harman, Paulette Hicks*, Micah Kronlokken*, Kate McCandless, Michael Joseph Mitchell, Christopher Pazdernik, Michael Potsic, Lewis Rawlinson, Christianne Schaldemose*, Bethany Weise and the Chicago Swedish Merula Choir.
Musicians include Howard Pfeifer (piano), Tom Hipskind (drums), Chris Siebold (guitar) and music director John Elmquist (upright bass/piano).
Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door, and $100 for VIP. Regular admission includes heavy appetizers provided by Tre Kronor and two drink tickets. VIP tickets include reserved seats and unlimited drinks.
* Denotes Akvavit Theatre associate company members