SEXUAL PERVERSITY IN CHICAGO
by David Mamet
Directed by Will Bishop* and Audrey Francis
One of David Mamet’s first plays, Sexual Perversity in Chicago is a raw and explicit look at the world of the urban 20-something, struggling against shrinking friend circles, day jobs, and mounting pressures to find a partner and settle down.
Under the co-direction of Will Bishop and Audrey Francis of Black Box Acting Studio, this production allowed the audience to experience Bernie, Dan, Deb, and Joan navigate their friendships and relationships alike within the walls of an immersive dive bar. Every night, in between the early and late night performances, the Perversity bar remained open and hosted Chicago musicians playing acoustic sets. First Floor Theater’s inaugural production invited you to join these four characters in celebrating the highs and lows of being young in Chicago.
FFT produced Sexual Perversity in Chicago February 15th through March 23rd, 2013, at the Den Theatre.
Danny - Jake Carr
Bernie - Andrew Cutler*
Deb - Eleanor Davis*
Joan - Amanda Fink*
Scenic Design - Molly FitzMaurice* and Claire Stone*
Costume Design - Alexis Chaney*
Lighting Design - Sarah Collonge*
Sound and Projection Design - Ian Williams
Dramaturg - Emmett Rensin*
Associate Producer - Hutch Pimentel*
Production Manager - Markie Gray*
Stage Manager - Bobby Huggins*
The live music performances were curated by Maggie Kubley and included performances by: George Matthew, Maggie Kubley, John Tashjian, Jai Henry, Leslie Beukelman, Baggy Time, Josh Vaughn, Heather Perry, and Celine Dion Smith-Jones.
*Denotes First Floor Theater company member