The Invisible Scarlet O'Neil
THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O’NEIL
By: Barbara Lhota*
A World Premiere… Based on the syndicated 1940s comic strip by Russell Stamm
About the Show
The most heroic gal you’ll never see!
A mishap in her father’s lab gave Scarlet O’Neil the power of invisibility – a power she promised him she’d never use. But Daddy never knew there’d be days like these….
It’s the 1940s, and Dr. O’Neil’s ex-lab assistant Evanna Keil is desperate to perfect her mind-controlling Ruby Red Lipstick before selling it to the KGB. The ensuing mayhem threatens everything Dr. O’Neil worked for, and everything Scarlet holds dear. Can Scarlet save her deceased father’s reputation, his scientific collaborators, AND their military secrets, plus her kidnapped landlady, a young prodigy, a small dog, the gals at the City News, and all of Chicago – if not the world?
THE INVISIBLE SCARLET O’NEIL to the rescue!
|WHERE||The Factory Theater
1623 Howard St
Chicago, IL 60626
|WHEN||September 2 – October 14, 2017|
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
|PREVIEWS||September 2, 3, 7, 8|
|PRESS OPENING||Saturday, September 9 at 8:00pm|
|OPEN CAPTIONING||September 28, 29, 30 at 8:00pm
October 1 at 3:00pm
|CLOSING NIGHT||Saturday, October 14 at 8:00pm|
This production uses realistic staged violence in the telling of the story.
1 hour, 30 minutes
* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member
***Ticket sales end 3 hours before curtain. Seats may still be available even if it says no longer available.***
10/12 – 14 BWBTC will be taking a post-show collection in honor of Mothers Against Senseless Killings (MASK) at all performances this weekend. “MASK was established in 2015 as a way to put eyes on the streets, interrupt violence and crime, and teach children to grow up as friends rather than enemies.” Earlier in 2017, founder Tamar Manasseh was selected as Chicago’s “Real Life Woman Superhero” by Studio Movie Grill (SMG) and Warner Bros. Pictures.
CAST: Lynne Baker (Dr. Greta Hertzfeldt/Doris Carmichael), Chloe Baldwin (Scarlet O’Neil), Chris Cinereski (Dr. O’Neil/Bill Hackett/Guard/Cop), Margaux Fournier (Sarah Blue) Ashley Fox (Judy Butafuco), Lisa Herceg* (Hedy Labarr/Marcie), Aneisa Hicks (Jean Sharp), Elizabeth MacDougald* (Evanna Keil), Kirk Osgood (Dr. Percy Spencer/Bobby); with Patti Moore* and Savanna Rae (Understudies)
STAFF: Chloe Baldwin (Violence Assistant), Libby Beyreis* (Violence Design), Milo Bue (Scenic Design), Meghan Erxleben (Lighting Design), Sarah Espinoza (Sound Design), Colleen Layton (Production Manager), G. Max Maxin IV (Projection Design), Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager), Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Manuel Ortiz (Technical Director), Hannah Wolff (Dramaturg)
Press photos by: Steven Townshend.
Production photos by Joe Mazza