The stage adaptation of Jules Verne’s 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, from David Kersnar and Althos Low, closes out the 2018 season at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theatre. Ensemble member David Kersnar directs the world premiere which began May 23 and ends September 9.
20,000 Leagues Under the Seas will welcome new cast members Kylie Anderson (Brigette Conseil), Chiké Johnson (Cyrus Smith/Constable Weaver/Engineer), Madeleine Lambert (Professor Morgan Aronnax), and Amro Salama (Cyrus Smith/Constable Weaver/Engineer), who will join Ensemble Member Kareem Bandealy (Captain Nemo), Ensemble Member Thomas J. Cox (Gideon Spillet/J.B. Hobson/Guard/Boatswain), Artistic Associate Walter Briggs (Ned Land), Artistic Associate Kasey Foster (Professor Morgan Aronnax), Joe Dempsey (Pencroff/Farragut), Micah Figueroa (Harbert/Ensign Smith/Nicholas), Glenn-Dale Obrero (Kin-Fo/Mr. Drax/First Mate), and Lanise Antoine Shelley (Brigette Conseil).
The creative team includes Todd Rosenthal (scenic), Sully Ratke (costumes), Artistic Associate Christine A. Binder (lighting), Artistic Associate Rick Sims (sound and composition), Artistic Associate Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi (circus choreography), Blair Thomas, Tom Lee, and Chris Wooten(puppet designers), Isaac Schoepp (rigging), Amanda Herrmann (props), Kathy Logelin (dialect), Max Fabian (fight choreography), and Mary Hungerford (stage manager, through August 26).
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