January 7th-February 5th, 2022
Theatre Wit 1229 W. Belmont Chicago
Around 80 minutes with no intermission.
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Recommended for ages 12 and up. Show contains adult language and discussions of suicide.
All politics is local!
In the year 2465 a human-induced environmental catastrophe has destroyed the world's water supplies and killed off most of the world's population. Four small Massachusetts towns have survived. The residents proudly preserve political traditions, and all adults are members of a Congress. These four towns are-so the people there think- all that remains of the United States. But an army has suddenly camped outside their ramparts, delivering an ultimatum. Suddenly politics matter!
Performance Schedule andTickets
**indicates special performance
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Friday 1/14** 7:30 pm Preview
Saturday 1/15 7:30 pm Preview
Sunday 1/16 2:00 pm Opening
Thursday 1/20** 7:30 pm- Talk-Back with Chicago Deputy Mayor Samir Mayekar
Friday 1/21 7:30 pm
Saturday 1/22 7:30 pm
Sunday 1/23 2:00 pm
Tuesday 1/25 7:30 pm
Thursday 1/27 7:30 pm
Friday 1/28 7:30 pm
Saturday 1/29 7:30 pm
Sunday 1/30** 2:00 pm- Talk-Back The Responsibility of Voice with Prof. Leila Brammer
Thursday 2/3 7:30 pm
Friday 2/4 7:30 PM
Saturday 2/5 7:30pm
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About the Director
James Fleming is a freelance director based in New York & Chicago. James is currently pursuing his MFA in directing at Yale School of Drama and coming back to Chicago in the winter of 2021/2022 to direct for Compass Theatre. Prior to Yale, James served as Associate Artistic Director at Redtwist theatre and as Director of New Works at The New Colony in Chicago. Recent credits include Grace McLeod's Scare Me(The New Colony) and Herland (Redtwist Theatre); Thornton Wilder's Our Town and MJ Kaufman's Sagittarius Ponderosa (Redtwist Theatre);Alexandra Matthews and Eric Shoemaker's adaptation of Kate Chopin's The Awakening (ArtsOnSite NYC). He has assistant directed at Goodman Theatre, Court Theatre, and Greenhouse Theatre Center. He holds a BA in Public Policy and Theatre & Performance Studies from the University of Chicago.
About the Playwright
Brendan Pelsue is a playwright, librettist, and translator whose work has been produced in New York and regionally. His play Wellesley Girl Premiered at the 2016 Humanna Festival of New American Plays. Hagoromo, a dance-opera piece for which he wrote the libretto, has appeared at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the Pocantico Center. Other work includes New Domestic Architecture at the Yale Carlotta Festival, Read to Me at the 2015 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Lost Weekend at the Actors Theatre of Louisville Professional Training Company, Parking Lot, Riverbank: a Noh Play for Northerly Americans, and a translation of Moliere’s Don Juan at the Yale School of Drama, Visitors with Corkscrew Theatre Company, Petra and the Saints with the Telephonic Literary Union, and Diagram of a Kidnapping with the Brown University New Play Festival. He has taught or mentored at Yale College, Wesleyan University, and Lesley University. Originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts, he received his B.A. from Brown University, where he received the Weston Prize in Playwriting, and his M.F. A. from Yale School of Drama
Meet the Cast
Allyce Carryn Torres
Max: Brandon Boler
Garth: Denise Hoeflich
Hank: Ted James
Marie: Allyce Carryn Torres
RJ: Darren Jones
Scott: Todd Wojcik
Donna: Deanna Reed-Foster
Mick: Grant Lewis
Donnie: Noah Villarreal
Maria Clara Ospina
Meet the Production Team
Associate Director Isabel Brodsky
Stage Manager Caitlin Body
Assistant Stage Manager Sunniva Holmulund
Production Manager Robert Salazar
Technical Director Evan Sposato
Scenic Design Sotirios Livaditis
Costume Design Rachel Sypniewski
Lighting Design Cat Davis
Sound Design Stefanie M Senior
Property Design. Bren Coombs
In The Press
"Wellesley Girl" is one incredibly dystopian piece of political theater" - New City Stage
“Wellesley Girl” is "a sharp 90 plus minutes of seeing what could happen to our world” and "an interesting work that will have you thinking about where are are today and what we might do to make sure we head in the right direction.”- AroundtheTownChicago.com
Director James Fleming talks about Compass Theatre's Jeff-Recommended production of Wellesley Girl.