Bo Thomas and the Case of the Sky Pirates

By: Eric Simon

World Premiere!

Two 1950s noir-dressed women sneak into a dark room with a flashlight

About the Show

Girl Friday Bo Thomas has been doing the bulk of the detecting for the Sam Lowell Detective Agency, squeaking by on nickel-dime petty theft jobs, waiting for that first big case. When reclusive heiress Lydia Day asks the agency to investigate a strange arson at an area orphanage, it seems like a shot at the big time, but things aren’t always what they seem…

Bo Thomas and the Case of The Sky Pirates is a veteran of BWBTC’s Fighting Words program (2010).

WHERE Raven Theatre Complex – West Stage
6157 N Clark St, Chicago
WHEN August 10 – September 21, 2013
SHOWTIMES Thursdays, Fridays
and Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:30pm
PREVIEWS August 10, 11, 15, 16, 2013
PRESS OPENING Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 8:00pm
CLOSING NIGHT Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 8:00pm

This production uses realistic staged violence in the telling of the story. There will be gunshots fired.

1 hour, 45 minutes with intermission

Leigh Barrett*

JK Choreography (Jay Burckhardt and Kim Fukawa*)

* Denotes BWBTC Ensemble Member

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

9/19 – 9/21, BWBTC will be accepting donations to assist EMWQ in “providing financial assistance annually to the neediest widows and orphans of the Chicago Fire Department.”


DIRECTOR: Leigh Barrett*

VIOLENCE DESIGN: JK Choreography (Jay Burckhardt and Kim Fukawa*)

CAST: Mark Lancaster (Sam Lowell), Jennifer L. Mickelson* (Lydia Day), Megan Schemmel* (Bo Thomas), Kelly Yacono* (Sally), Maureen Yasko* (Minerva Myklos)

STAFF: Lauren Angel-Nichols (Scenic Design), Rachel Ellis (Assistant Stage Manager), Diane Fairchild (Lighting Design), Ticha Guillaud (Props Design), Kjerstine Humiston* (Assistant Director), Michael Kunc (Sound Design/Original Music), Kimberly Logan* (Production Manager), Lindsey Miller (Stage Manager), Kimberly Morris* (Costume Design), Megan Turnquist (Assistant to the Lighting Designer), Jon Woelfer (Technical Director)

* = BWBTC ensemble member

Press photos by: Steven Townshend.

Production photos by: Johnny Knight.