By: Aaron Adair

World Premiere!

About the Show

A decadent, gender-twisted take on Giuseppe Verdi’s opera Rigoletto.

L’Imbecile is a veteran of BWBTC’s Fighting Words program (2012).

WHERE Rivendell Theatre
5779 N Ridge Ave, Chicago
WHEN April 5 – May 10, 2014
SHOWTIMES Thursdays, Fridays at 8:00pm,
Saturdays at 4:00pm & 8:00pm, and
Sundays at 3:00pm
OPENING NIGHT Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00pm
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00pm

This production uses realistic staged violence in the telling of the story.

2 hours

Wm. Bullion

Alison Dornheggen*

* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member

***Ticket sales end 3 hours before curtain. Seats may still be available even if it says no longer available.***

Final Weekend 5/8 – 5/10: BWBTC will be accepting donations to assist Care for Real who “help the Edgewater community by providing food, clothing and counseling services to those in need.”


DIRECTOR: Wm Bullion

VIOLENCE DESIGN: Alison Dornheggen*

CAST: Elyse Dawson (Courtier 2), Amy E. Harmon* (Priestess/Gypsy), Kimberly Logan* (Courtier 1), Elizabeth MacDougald* (Courtier 3), Luke Meierdiercks (Son), Kathrynne Wolf* (Fool), Maureen Yasko* (Queen), Josh Zagoren (Husband/Brother)

STAFF: Leigh Barrett* (Lighting Designer), Sharon Cruz (Stage Manager), Sid Feldman (Style Consultant), Rose Freeman (Dramaturg), Stefanie Johnsen (Costume Designer), Sarah Scanlon (Sound Designer, Music Composition, Live Performance), Nicci Schumacher (Scenic Designer), Kelsey Shipley (Props Designer), Dustin Spence (Production Manager), Sasha Warren (Assistant Director)

* = BWBTC ensemble member

Press photos by: Steven Townshend.

Production photos by: Johnny Knight.

“The cast assembled by veteran Chicago director William Bullion arrives well equipped with the physical stamina for the jocular violence characteristic of the genre, as well as the unwavering commitment to keep us invested in the story’s progress…” —WINDY CITY TIMES
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