Friday, August 23, 2013

PARENTS' NIGHT OUT: Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates at Babes With Blades Theatre Company

“She's one mean cracker jack with a pointy surprise inside.”

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates

A detective agency’s Girl Friday is the real brains behind the operation in a production directed by Leigh Barrett

Babes With Blades have been favs of ours for years and this World Premier is high on our must see list.


All photos by Steven Townshend BWB Photo 1: Megan Schemmel

In a world premiere production, Babes With Blades Theatre Company is proud to present Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates, by Eric Simon, at Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N. Clark St.  The show will run Thursdays-Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 3:30PM from August 17-September 21.

Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates is directed by BWBTC Artistic Director Leigh Barrett*, and the cast features Mark Lancaster, Jennifer L. Mickelson*, Megan Schemmel*, Kelly Yacono*, and Maureen Yasko*. The violence design is by JKChoreography (Kim Fukawa* and Jay Burkhardt).

About the Play
Girl Friday Bo Thomas has been doing the bulk of the detecting for the Sam Lowell Detective Agency, squeaking by on nickel-and-dime petty theft jobs, waiting for that first big case. When reclusive heiress Lydia Day asks the agency to investigate a strange arson at an area orphanage, it seems like a shot at the big time, but things aren't always what they seem….
Bo Thomas and the Case of The Sky Pirates is a veteran of BWBTC’s Fighting Words program (2010). For more information about Fighting Words, please see BWBTC’s website here. 

Tickets:
$20 general admission
$12 students and seniors
Available at babeswithblades.org or 773-904-0391.

 The design and production team of Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates includes Lauren Angel-Nichols (Scenic Design), Rachel Ellis (Assistant Stage Manager), Diane Fairchild (Lighting Design), Ticha Guillaud (Props Design), Kjerstine Humiston* (Assistant Director), Michael Kunc (Sound Design/Original Music), Kimberly Logan* (Production Manager), Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager), Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Megan Turnquist (Assistant to Lighting Designer), and Jon Woelfer (Technical Director).
 *denotes BWBTC ensemble member

About the company
Babes With Blades Theatre Company uses stage combat to place women and their stories center stage. Through performance, script development, training, and outreach, our ensemble creates theatre that explores the wide range of the human experience, and cultivates broader perspectives in the arts community and in society as a whole.


BWB Photo 2: Megan Schemmel,  Kelly Yacono 

WHAT: Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates by Eric Simon, directed by Leigh Barrett.
WHERE: Raven Theatre West Stage, 6157 N. Clark in Chicago
WHEN
RUN:  August 17-September 21
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 8PM
Sundays at 3:30PM

TICKETS: babeswithblades.org or 773-904-0391
Tickets $20, Students/Seniors $12, Previews $8

Cast: Mark Lancaster, Jennifer L. Mickelson*, Megan Schemmel*, Kelly Yacono*, and  Maureen Yasko*

Production Team:
Director: Leigh Barrett*
Assistant Director: Kjerstine Humiston*
Production Manager: Kimberly Logan*
Violence Designer: JKChoreography (Kim Fukawa* and Jay Burkhardt).
Stage Manager: Lindsey Miller
Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Ellis
Technical Director: Jon Woelfer
Costume Designer: Kimberly Morris*
Set Designer: Lauren Angel-Nichols  
Sound Designer: Michael Kunc
Lighting Designer: Diane Fairchild
Assistant Lightning Designer: Megan Turnquist 
Props Designer: Ticha Guillaud
 *Denotes BWBTC ensemble member


All photos by Steven Townshend.  
BWB Photo 3: Megan Schemmel, Kelly Tacono 

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