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THE FACTORY THEATER ANNOUNCES CAST AND CREATIVE TEAM FOR
LANE CALL: A NIGHT OF CLOSING
JUNE 9 - JULY 22
WRITTEN BY LEN FOOTE AND SCOTT OKEN AND DIRECTED BY SCOTT OKEN
The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., is proud to announce the cast and creative team for the final production in its 28th season, Lane Call: A Night of Closing, June 9 - July 22, written by Len Foote and Scott OKen** and directed by Scott OKen.** Previews for Lane Call: A Night of Closing are Friday, June 9, and Saturday, June 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, June 11 at 3 p.m. The Press Opening is Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. and the performance schedule through July 22 is Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. including two Thursday performances July 13 and 20 at 8 p.m. and an understudy performance Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets for Lane Call: A Night of Closing are $25 and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 312-275-5757 or by visiting TheFactoryTheater.com.
It’s 1984 and Becky, Billy and the gang have the closing shift at the local Venture and the store has to be ready in the morning for a big inspection. There is a huge party happening after work and they just might have to figure out their future. They all join forces to get all the work done which means facing end caps of Speed Stick and racing to get those carts collected.
The Lane Call: A Night of Closing cast includes Alex Poe+ (Billy Bibby); Danny Mulae+ (Vince); Katy Campbell * (Becky); Allison Cain*** (Diana); Garrett Wiegel+ (Remi); Lizzy Mosher* (Lisa); Ryan Hake+^ (Todd the SMA Trainee); Ian Saderholm+ (Glynn Coppins/Bob the Pharmacist); Abbi Bryson* (Gladys); Matt Chester+ (Paul); Timothy C. Amos+~ (Greg Gerstenberger/Customers); Theresa Liebart* (Val Tangora/Customers); Ryan Cason+ (Billy U/S); Frank Menolascino+ (Vince U/S); Haley Peters* (Becky U/S); Hanna Beth Mitchell* (Diana U/S); David Wiesenhahn+ (Remi U/S); Heather Bohan* (Lisa U/S); Austin Millard+ (Todd U/S); Eric Frederickson+~ (Paul/Greg U/S); and Sean Price+ (Glynn/Bob U/S).
The Lane Call: A Night of Closing production team includes Len Foote (playwright); Scott OKen** (playwright and director); Jennifer Betancourt~ (assistant director); Lindsey Chidester (stage manager); Bradford Stevens~ (production manager); Evan Sposato (technical director); Rose Johnson (set design); Ellie Humphrys✝ (light design); Sebby Woldt (sound design); Henry Bender (props design); CW Van Baale~ (master electrician); and Grant McCan (house manager).
~ denotes Factory Ensemble, ✝ denotes Factory Artistic Associate,
**Denotes Factory Theater Ensemble Emeritus
Pronoun Key: + (he/him/his); * (she/her/hers); ^ (they, them, theirs). = (any with respect)
ABOUT LEN FOOTE, playwright
Len Foote (he/him) is excited to see the play he co-wrote with Scott OKen on The Factory Theater stage. He acted in two plays at The Factory, “Siskel and Ebert Save Chicago” (2007) and “Mop Top Festival” (2009) and is in the improv/sketch group HippoHorsey DonkeyMonkey, who are celebrating their 20th anniversary with a reunion show on July 29, location currently TBD.
ABOUT SCOTT OKEN**, playwright and director
Scott OKen (he/him/OKen) is very pleased to be returning as a guest Playwright and Director to The Factory Theater. OKen was artistic director from 2007-2018 and his Factory credits include “Oh Sh#t! It’s Haunted,” “Xmas Endgame” and “Fight City” among countless others.
ABOUT THE FACTORY THEATER
For 30 years, the Factory has created its shows from scratch, doing exactly the kind of theater they wanted to do. From writing workshops to the closing night bash, Factory shows are a unique experience that fits its exacting standards: original, bold, and full-tilt. Its shameless ensemble are ambassadors of a good time, making certain that Chicago remains heartily entertained.
There will be a May 11 launch party from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. at The Factory Theater, which is a free, fundraising event and will include refreshments, raffle prizes and games. Tickets for Lane Call: A Night of Closing are $25 and may be purchased through the Box Office by calling 312-275-5757 or by visiting TheFactoryTheater.com.