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By Brendan Pelsue.
Directed by James Fleming
January 15-February 5th, 2022
It is 2465. American Politics hasn't changed much. Except that "America" is now only a handful of New England towns in a walled-in citadel due to a global environmental disaster. The population is so small that everyone is a member of Congress. An unidentified army has encamped at the border. All members of Congress must move beyond personal agendas and petty bickering and decide the nation's fate. And it is snowing.
This is a play about politics, and like politics, it's funny until it suddenly isn't.
Marie. Allyce Torres
Max. Brandon Boler
Garth. Denise Hoeflich
Hank. Ted James
Scott. Tod Wojcik
RJ. Darren Jones
Donna Deanna Reed-Foster
Mick. Grant Lewis
Donny. Noah Villarreal
U/S Max Faiz Siddique
U/S Scott Thomas Tong
U/S RJ. Eric Roberts
U/S Garth Caroline Kidwell
U/S Hank John dooley
U/S Donna Noelle Klyce
U/S Marie Maria Clara Ospina
Director James Fleming talks about Wellesley Girl
Director James Fleming
Technical Director Evan Sposato
Stage Manager Caitlin Body
Costumes Rachel Sypniewski
Scenic Design Sotirios Livaditis
Lighting Design Cat Davis
Sound Design Stefanie M. Senior
Production Manager Robert Salazar
Assistant Stage Manager Sunniva Holmulund
Property Design Bren Coombs
Associate Director. Isabel Brodsky
Covid Safety Manager. Sunniva Holmulund
Read the program for Wellesley Girl here
Learn about Post Show Talk Backs for Wellesley Girl here
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