On a dusty road between Backwards and Conspiratorial lies a town called Progress; where Ida, the mayor, hopes to create a utopia where the women are on top. Only – the water pump doesn’t work, the tumbleweeds have eyes, and the new citizens have other notions. Vivian wants to make a baby, Slim wants to make money, and Weed is up for anything as long as there is bacon. Chicago playwright Trina Kakacek’s modern day fable explores the stories we tell ourselves about gender, economics, and family in this world premiere comedy.
Written by Trina Kakacek
Directed by Anna C. Bahow
Cast: Cameron Feagin*, Kali Skatchke, Chris Woolsey, Teri Talo
Understudies: Christina Jones, Julia Cicero, Gunner Bradley, and Megan Wesner.
Rachel M. Sypniewski (Costume Designer), Jeremiah Barr* (Scenic Designer/Technical Director/Props Designer), Karen M. Wallace (Lighting Designer), Emily Hayman (Sound Designer), Charlie Baker (Intimacy Coordinator), Andres Coronado* (Dramaturge), Kyle Aschbrenner (Assistant Director/Stage Manager), Samantha Barr (Production Manager), Jared Dennis* (Producer/Covid Compliance Officer), Brian Pastor^ (Artistic Co-Producer), and Cameron Feagin* (Casting Director).
(* indicates Promethean Ensemble Member)