Theatre EVOLVE Announces World Premiere of Krugozor!

Theatre EVOLVE announces their third season with the world premiere of Krugozor! written by Chicago playwright Will Coleman and directed by Anna Rachel Troy. Performances run April 3rd through April 25th at the Athenaeum Theatre in Studio One at 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.

Krugozor! is the story of Svetlana and Vitaly who grow up in the waning days of the Soviet Union, obsessed with Western Rock music, trying to find their place in art, life and government, and reconcile their dreams with reality. Krugozor! tells the real-life story of one magazine and its impact on a generation through music.

In this world premiere by Will Coleman, Krugozor! asks us how do we chase our dreams when we don’t know which one to believe in anymore?

Krugozor! runs Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3 pm with an additional performance Monday, April 13 at 7:30 pm and an understudy performance Monday, April 20th  at 7:30 pm. There is no performance Sunday, April 12thKrugozor! runs April 3rd through April 25th. Tickets went on sale February 1st.

Krugozor! by Will Coleman will be performed at the Athenaeum Theatre in Studio One at 2936 N Southport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657.

The closest “L” stop is the Brown Line at Wellington Ave. Then walk 4 blocks WEST to Southport. Turn LEFT on Southport and go to 2936 N. Southport. The best bus to take is CTA Bus #9. For bus and train schedules, contact the CTA at (312) 836-7000.

There is plenty of free, unrestricted street parking in the area around the theatre west of Southport. Additionally, there is a $2/hour parking lot behind the theatre, which is shared with St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, enter this parking lot on Oakdale St. There is a second parking lot on the corner of Southport Ave. and Oakdale St, enter this parking lot on Southport Ave.

Will Coleman (Playwright)

Will Coleman is a playwright and composer from Chicago. His work has been produced or developed at Mill Mountain Theatre, Rising Sun Performance Company, Tesseract Theatre Company, Great Plains Theatre Conference, Southeast Theatre Conference, Rose of Athens Theatre, Death & Pretzels, Auburn University, and The New Colony.

Anna Rachel Troy (Director) is a Chicago based actor/director/designer and Theatre EVOLVE’s Artistic Director. Since moving to the city, Anna has done costume work for HBO, NBC, FOX, and SHOWTIME as well as extras casting for NBC. Anna has directed regionally in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Oklahoma. She has worked in Chicago with Red Theatre Chicago, Reutan Collective, Wheelhouse Theatre, Adapt Theatre, Commission Theatre, Theatre EVOLVE, and Arc Theatre. Anna graduated from Oklahoma City University with a BFA in Acting and minors in Directing and Costume Design.

The Cast:

Caroline Kidwell – Svetlana

Andy Ricci – Vitaly

Emil Sueck – Nikolai / John F. Kennedy / John Lennon

Lauren Grace Thompson – Galina / Patti Smith

Matt Fleming – Oleg / Aleksandr / Lenin

Candice Kight  – Lyubov / Valeria / Catherine The Great

Joey Mudd – Voice of Krugozor #1

Katie Markey – Voice of Krugozor #2

Caitlin Coleman – Svetlana Understudy

Brendan Matthew Weaver – Vitaly Understudy

Alison Schaufler – Female Swing

Dakota Pariset – Male Swing 

The Artistic Team:
The artistic team includes Anna Rachel Troy (Director), Allison Petrillo (Assistant Director), Shelby Burgus (Stage Manager), Melody Esktrom (Dramaturg), Evin Hoffman (Music Director), William Ouweleen (Set Designer), Elise Soeder (Props Designer), Daniel Etti-Williams (Sound Designer), Jessica Van Winkle (Costume Designer), Charles Blunt (Lighting Designer), Charlie Baker (Violence and Intimacy Designer), and Will Coleman (Playwright).

Theatre EVOLVE is a not-for-profit theatre company in its third season. Our mission is to provide opportunities for new and developing artists to grow and evolve, both on and off the stage. We aim to support bold collaborators through the use of original ideas and interpretations.