Opening February 13: Icelandic author Andri Snær Magnason’s Blue Planet
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The U.S. premiere of Blue Planet, by Andri Snær Magnason (based on his own award-winning children's book The Story of the Blue Planet) will be directed by Akvavit company member Wm. Bullion (dir.: A Summer’s Day), and will open February 13,
2015 and run through March 15 at the DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph in Chicago.

Best friends Hulda and Brimir live on a planet much like Earth, but populated only by children. They live a simple but ideal life. When they meet an adult—the mysterious Jolly-Goodday—they are promised a life of greater joy, even more spectacular fun, and cannot resist. But, what are they willing to trade for an immediate reward? The exuberance of Peter Pan, the wonder of the myth of Icarus, mixed with an eco-conscious message, Blue Planet is a family-friendly and lively integrated theatrical experience that is sure to illuminate, entertain and inspire.
February 13–March 15, 2015
Thursdays–Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Regular ticket prices are $15 for single tickets, $10 for industry students/seniors, and $5 for children under 12 (with accompanying adult).

Special previews are Wednesday, Feb. 11 and Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. ($10 adults/$5 children)

DCASE Storefront Theater
66 East Randolph St.

The complete cast and crew for Blue Planet includes

Sarah Scanlon (Hulda)
Joshua Davis (Brimir)
Michael T. Downey (Jolly-Goodday)
Moira Begale (Elva)
Kim Boler (Loa)
Mark Lancaster (Magni)
Linsey Falls(Bjarki); and
Kirstin Franklin*, Beau Forbes, Deborah Craft, Tom McGrath and Amber Robinson (ensemble).

The production team for Blue Planet includes

Wm. Bullion* (director)
Chad Eric Bergman* (scenographer)
John Kelly (lighting)
Kim Morris (costumes & puppets)
Adam MacAleavey (puppets)
Will Huff (composer and sound)
Nicole Jordan (movement choreography)
Krista Mickelson (production manager)
John Morrison (assistant director)
Alan Weusthoff (technical director)
Phil Claudnic (stagemanager).

*Indicates Akvavit Theatre company member.

This production is presented in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE).

This program is partially supported by grants from the Illinois Arts Council (a State Agency) and the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation.

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