Stage Left Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of Farragut North, Opening Sept. 8

News   Stage Left Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of Farragut North, Opening Sept. 8
Stage Left Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Beau Willimon's Farragut North, which received its Off-Broadway world premiere in November 2008.

Playwright Beau Willimon
Playwright Beau Willimon

Directed by artistic director Vance Smith, the production officially opens Sept. 8 following previews that began Sept. 3. Performances will continue through Oct. 9.

The cast includes SLT ensemble members Brian Plocharczyk (Stephen) and Melanie Derleth (Molly) as well as Mike Dailey (Paul), Sandy Elias (Tom), Sarah Denison (Ida), Ian Daniel McLaren (Ben) and Andy Quijano (Frank/Waiter).

"Stephen Bellamy is a wunderkind press secretary who has built a career that men twice his age would envy," according to press notes. "During a tight presidential primary race, Stephen's meteoric rise falls prey to the backroom politics of more seasoned operatives. Farragut North is a fast-paced drama about the lust for power and the costs one will endure to achieve it."

The production team also includes SLT ensemble members Elizabeth Flauto (costume design) and Adam Smith (sound design), with guest artists Tara Malpass (stage management), Roger Wykes (scenic design), Jessica Harpenau (lighting design), Lindsay Monohan (properties design), Katie Horwitz (assistant direction) and Maggie Carlin (dramaturgy).

Show times are Thursday-Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 3 PM.

Tickets are $25, and will be available through the Theater Wit box office, 1229 W. Belmont in Chicago. For more information visit

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