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E.D.G.E. THEATRE’S CONSTELLATION PROJECT PRESENTS: Guys and Dolls,
ADAPTED BY Frank Loesser,
At Devonshire Playhouse, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie, IL 60076
Friday, March 2nd - 7:00PM
Saturday, March 3rd - 6:00PM
Sunday, March 4th - 2:00PM
E.D.G.E. Theatre is pleased to announce the premiere of Guys and Dolls, adapted by Frank Loesser and directed by Orion Couling. Opening night is Friday, March 2nd - 7:00PM at Devonshire Playhouse, 4400 Greenwood St, Skokie, IL 60076. Tickets are $12. Tickets may be purchased at
skokieparks.org/guys and dolls.
About the Show
Set in Depression-era Times Square, Guys and Dolls is about a couple of big city gamblers and the women who love them. It tells the overlapping stories of high-roller Sky Masterson, who falls in love with mission worker Sarah Brown, and lovable rapscallion Nathan Detroit, engaged for 14 years to Miss Adelaide, a headliner at the Hot Box Club. Nathan runs a famous floating craps game, and an ongoing plot line involves his quest for a safe place for the game as Adelaide continues her quest to convince him to marry her. Meanwhile, Sarah, mistakenly believing that Sky set up an illegal game at the mission, tries to fight her affection for the charismatic crapshooter.
The cast of Guys and Dolls includes Bridget Brown (General Cartwright), Mary Gordon (Mimi), Stacy Gorgon (Lt Branigan), Sophia Holmes (Master of Ceremonies), Jusuf Karastanovic (Big Jule), Isaac Lieb (Angie the Ox), Shawn Loucopoulous (Sky Masterson), Ali Musielski (Nicely-Nicely Johnson), Angie Nash (Rusty Charlie), Sammy Potter (Harry the Horse), Daniel Raviv (Nathan Detroit), Allie Reninger (Agatha/Calvin), Nate Shapiro (Benny Southstreet), Naomi Talsky (Sarah Brown), Matthias Wallin (Arvide Abernathy), Carly Ziesemer (Miss Adelaide), Ensemble: Alexandra Cross, April Friedman-Hurvitz, Becky Horn, Kevin Johnson, Stephanie Palko, and Samantha Shimanek.
The Guys and Dolls production team includes: Orion Couling, Director; Rick Olson, Production Stage Manager; Jenny Nilson, Assistant Director; Joyce Hummel, Production Assistant; Stephanie Palko, Support Staff; Angela Davis Couling, Stage Manager; Amelia Haley, Light Board; Alexandra Boroff, Sound Board.
ABOUT E.D.G.E. THEATRE’s Constellation Project:
The Constellation Project started in 2008 by E.D.G.E. of Orion Theatre. Just as a constellation is made up of various stars – so too are our shows and classes made up of some amazing individuals, each one shining with their own light and brilliance.
E.D.G.E. of Orion seeks to expand the number of people with special needs and in marginalized communities who will have a chance to participate in theater. E.D.G.E. programming provides an opportunity for our participants to test themselves in a safe and supportive environment. By using musicals, E.D.G.E. has found that the language and music work together in a unique way to stimulate the minds and hearts of all those participating in our programs. E.D.G.E. strongly believes that giving a participant an opportunity to perform elevates his or her status not only in the community but also in their own minds. For more information: https://edgeoforion.com/about-constellation/