"What if there is something amazing ahead of us, and all we have to do is burn down everything we know to get to it?" This wickedly funny, slyly subversive, contemporary fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by. Mischief is afoot in the sleepy village of Edmonton and the fate of the world is at stake. A charming devil arrives to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. Elizabeth should be his easiest target, having been labeled a “witch” and cast out by the town, but her soul is not so readily bought. Jen Silverman's play offers a collection of richly drawn characters all forced to confront how their desires are shaped by, and may even be able to do undo, the systems of power that limit them.
Direction by Georgette Verdin
Open Auditions: Dates and times TBD
Location: 2nd floor of the Spectrum Theater at 160 Fountain NE.
Performance Dates: June 15-17, 21-24 at 8pm
Georgette Verdin is a Cuban-American director, arts educator and the 2022 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at Goodman Theatre. Since 2015, she's served as the Managing Artistic Director of Interrobang Theatre Project, an award-winning storefront theater in Chicago, IL known for its gutsy productions that tackle socially-relevant issues. Georgette is also a proud ensemble member with Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Select directing credits include: Spay by Madison Fiedler (Rivendell Theatre Ensemble), This Wide Night by Chloë Moss (Shattered Globe Theatre/Interrobang Theatre Project), Tribes by Nina Raine (Western Michigan University), the U.S. Premiere of Out of Love by Elinor Cook, Grace and Recent Tragic Events by Craig Wright, as well as the 2016 Yale Drama Series winner, Utility by Emily Schwend (Interrobang Theatre Project).
Georgette has also worked with Lookingglass Theatre, Facility Theatre, and Chicago Dramatists, among others. Georgette holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA and a Master in Directing from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. She's a 2021 recipient of a 3Arts Make-A-Wave grant and an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. Upcoming projects include Chagall in School by James Sherman (Grippo Stage Company) and Enough to Let the Light In by Paloma Nozicka (Teatro Vista). For more, visit georgetteverdin.com