Ghost Light Productions, Inc. & Jeffrey Clark Stokes Present ONE FLEA SPARE By Naomi Wallace Directed by Jeffrey Clark Stokes July 13 – 25, 2014 at The Den Theatre

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Ghost Light Productions and Jeffrey Clark Stokes present Naomi Wallace’s powerful drama ONE FLEA SPARE directed by Jeffrey Clark Stokes, playing July 13 – 25, 2014 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets for ONE FLEA SPARE are available at www.brownpapertickets.com (event 626210). 

ONE FLEA SPARE will feature Dori Erwin CollinsDavid GuySean JaskiewiczCaroline Phillips and Scott Stockwell.

Four strangers (an older couple, a sailor and a young girl) are quarantined together during the Black Plague’s sweep through London.  They all attempt to connect to each other by revealing their own truths, exposing others’ lies, sharing emotions and attempting to keep the plague out of mind.  Unfortunately, there is a constant reminder of the death and decay going on outside those four walls – the guard stationed in front of the couple’s home.  He calls the numbers of the dead, offers “remedies,” strikes deals and preaches to the masses – all while seeming to go mad himself from all the detriment around him.  Will the plague, confinement, and socioeconomic differences allow these attempted connections to be anything more than an attempt at self-preservation?

The production team for ONE FLEA SPARE includes: Amanda Rozmiarek (scenic design/technical director), Megan Turner (costume design), Claire Chrzan (lighting design), David Samba (sound design), Vivian Knouse (properties design), Evan Williams (stage manager) and Rosie Chevalier (associate producer).

PRODUCTION DETAILS

Title: ONE FLEA SPARE

Playwright:  Naomi Wallace

Director: Jeffrey Clark Stokes

Cast:  Dori Erwin Collins (Darcy Snelgrave), David Guy (Kabe), Sean Jaskiewicz (Bunce), Caroline Phillips (Morse) and Scott Stockwell (William Snelgrave).

Location:  The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago

Dates: Press performance: Sunday, July 13 at 3 pm

Regular run: Thursday, July 17  – Friday, July 25, 2014

Curtain Times: Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. Please note: the will be added performances on Monday, July 21 at 7:30 pm and Wednesday, July 23 at 7:30 pm

Tickets: $10 for all performances, available at www.brownpapertickets.com (event 626210).

For additional information, visit www.jeffreyclarkstokes.com.

About the Playwright:

Naomi Wallace’s plays include One Flea SpareIn the Heart of AmericaSlaughter CityThe Trestle at Pope Lick CreekThings of Dry Hours and The Fever Chart: Three Short Visions of the Middle East. Her work has been produced in the United Kingdom, Europe and the U.S. She has received the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (twice), Kesselring Prize, Fellowship of Southern Writers Drama Award and an Obie Award. She is also a recipient of the MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship.  Wallace is also a published poet in the U.S. and England.

About the Director

Jeffrey Clark Stokes is a Chicago actor, designer and stage manager.  He received his BA in Theatre (minor in Speech Communications) from Ouachita Baptist University, where he directed several 10-minute plays and a one-act.  Immediately afterward, he stayed in Arkadelphia to direct an evening of one-acts “Plays in the Park.”  Other theatre credits include:  Director (staged reading of 4.48 Psychosis; Theatre West Virginia), Lighting Designer (Something Borrowed, Something True; Shattered Globe Theatre), Assistant Costume Designer (I Will Kiss These Walls; Albany Park Theatre Project), and Stage Manager (2.5 seasons; Shattered Globe Theatre).  He is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and a Shattered Globe Artistic Associate.