Susan Swayne and the Bewildered Bride
By: Reina Hardy
About the Show
Meet Susan Swayne and the Society of Lady Detectives – aside from their interest in swordplay, they’re all perfectly proper Victorian women. Or are they? When the distraught Isabelle Fontaine-Kite insists that a member of the S.O.L.D. is actually her missing husband, Eric, Susan Swayne is on the case!
Originally submitted to BWBTC’s inaugural Joining Sword & Pen competition in 2005, Swayne began as a one act, and held the seeds of a story that we wanted to see grow. The script went through our New Plays Development Program in 2009, becoming a full-length in the process. And now, we’re delighted to present the world premiere!
|WHERE||Lincoln Square Theatre
4754 N. Leavitt, Chicago
(in the basement of the Berry Memorial UMC)
|WHEN||August 11 – September 22, 2012|
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Saturday matinees at 2:00pm (9/1, 8 & 15)
|PREVIEWS||August 11, 17, 2013|
|PRESS OPENING||Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 8:00pm|
|CLOSING NIGHT||Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:00pm|
This production uses realistic staged violence in the telling of the story.
1 hour, 45 minutes with intermission
* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member
PLAYWRIGHT: Reina Hardy
DIRECTOR: Dan Foss
VIOLENCE DESIGN: Libby Beyreis*
CAST: Kathryn Acosta (Madeline/Charles), Lisa Herceg* (Susan Swayne), Kimberly Logan* (Isabelle Fontaine-Kite), Megan Schemmel* (Adelaide/Fred/Bartholomew), Justine Serino (Lady Bomberry), Kelly Yacono* (Katherine Denn)
STAFF: Leigh Barrett* (Lighting Design), Matthew Cummings (Props Design), Alison Dornheggen* (Production Manager), Gillian N. Humiston* (Assistant Violence Design), Christopher Kriz (Sound Design), Kathy Logelin (Dialect Coach), Dennis Mae (Scenic Design), Tara Malpass (Stage Manager), Kjers McHugh* (Assistant Director), Kimberly Morris (Costume Design)
Press photos by: Steven Townshend.
Production photos by: Johnny Knight.