Babes With Blades Theatre Presents RICHARD III — PICTURE PREVIEW

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Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
(L to R) Jillian Leff, Aszkara Gilchrist, Lauren Paige, Genesis Sanchez, Kristen Alesia, and Pat Roache

WHEN:

August 25 - October 15,2022

Sundays- 3 pm
Thursdays- 8 pm
Fridays- 8 pm
Saturdays- 8 pm

WHERE:

The Edge Theater
5451 N. Broadway Ave
Chicago

TICKETS:

$35

For more information visit the Babes With Blades Theatre website.

Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
(L to R) Pat Roache, Jillian Leff, Lauren Paige and Aszkara Gilchrist
Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
Aszkara Gilchrist
Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
Lauren Paige, Kristen Alesia, and Pat Roache
Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
(L to R) Genesis Sanchez and Aszkara Gilchrist
Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
(L to R) Kristen Alesia and Aszkara Gilchrist
Babes With Blades Theatre RICHARD III
Image courtesy of Babes With Blades Theatre

CAST:

Kristen Alesia, (she/her/hers/they/them/theirs; Lady Anne/Lord Hastings)
Aszkara Gilchrist, (she/her/hers; Richard III)
Madison Hill, (they/them/theirs; Ratcliffe/Duke of York)
Leah Huskey, (she/her/hers; Lord Grey/Duchess of York)
Kayla Marie Klammer, (she/her/hers; Lord Lovell/Archbishop of Canterbury)
Lauren Paige, (she/her/hers; Queen Elizabeth)
Pat Roache, (they/them/theirs; Queen Margaret/Brackenbury)
Genesis Sanchez, (she/her/hers/they/them/theirs; Earl of Richmond)
Symmone Sill, (she/her/hers; Marquis of Dorset/Prince Edward)
Marianna Gallegos, (she/her/hers; understudy for Margaret/Brackenbury, Ratcliffe/York, Catesby)
Jo Hoch, (she/her/hers, understudy Richard III)
Alison Kertz, (she/her/hers, understudy Queen Elizabeth/Richmond, Grey/Duchess of York)
Emma Norville, (she/her/hers, understudy Clarence/Stanley/Lord Mayor, Anne/Hastings)
Elizabeth Quilter, (she/her/hers, understudy Lovell/Archbishop, Buckingham)
Xela Rosas, (she/her/hers, understudy Rivers/Bishop of Ely/Messenger, Dorset/Prince Edward, King Edward IV)
BWBTC ensemble members Kim Fukawa, (she/her/hers, Catesby/King Edward IV); Jillian Leff, (she/her/hers; Duke of Buckingham); Jennifer L. Mickleson, (she/her/hers; Duke of Clarence/Lord Stanley/Lord Mayor); Izis Mollinedo, (they/them/theirs/she/her/hers; Rivers/Bishop of Ely/Messenger)

CREATIVE TEAM:

Richard Costes, (he/him/his; director)
Claire Alston, (she/her/hers; dramaturg)
Esau Andaleon, (he/him/his; assistant stage manager)
Dr. Margaret Fink, (she/her/hers; director of Disability Cultural Center, UIC)
Bianca C. Frazer, PhD (she/her/hers; UIC Disability Culture Advisory Team)
Rose Hamill, (she/her/hers; production manager)
Carrie Hardin, (she/her/hers; text coach)
Jesse D. Irwin, (he/him/his; sound design)
Matt Lauterbach, (he/him/his; accessibility coordinator)
Sydney Lynne, (she/her/hers; scenic design)
kClare McKellaston (she/her/hers; costume design)
Tab Mocherman (they/them/theirs; COVID compliance officer)
AJ Morley (he/him/his; props design)
Gabrielle Owens, (she/her/hers/they/them/theirs; stage manager)
Kat Pleviak, (she/her/hers; puppet design)
Keyana Robinson, (she/her/hers); UIC videographer)
Carrie Sandahl, (she/her/hers, PhD, professor of Department of Disability and Human Development; UIC Disability Culture Advisory Team)
Rachelle Tsachor, (she/her/hers; UIC Disability Culture Advisory Team)
Becca Veneable, (she/her/hers; lighting design)
BWBTC Ensemble Members Maureen Yasko, (she/her/hers; fight/intimacy design) and Jillian Leff, (she/her/hers; assistant fight/intimacy design)

A spokesperson describes the event as follows:

"...BWBTC Shakespeare’s Richard III tells the story of Richard of Gloucester, who uses intelligence, deception and political manipulation towards his ultimate goal: England’s crown..."

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