The Memo


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Playing at the Greenhouse Theater Center: 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago

THE STORY:

This Orwellian farce about language, bureaucracies, and surveillance takes place at the surprisingly real and relevant intersection of Monty Python, The Office, and 1984. THE MEMO follows Gross, the harassed managing director who unwittingly authorizes an experiment that will introduce an incomprehensible artificial language in an absurd attempt to increase efficiency. Playwright Václav Havel explores the self-deluding rationalizations and moral compromises that characterize life under a totalitarian political system, or everyday office life…


CAST

Tricia Rogers
Gross

Joel Moses
Balas

Subhash Thakrar
Kubs

Mary Mikva
Director’s Assistant

Nick Bryant
J.V. Brown

Stephanie Sullivan
Kalous

Schanora Wimpie 
Masat

Kate Black-Spence 
Kunc

Laura Sturm 
Talaura

Kris Downing
Translation Assistant

Colin Jackson 
The Monitor

PRODUCTION TEAM

Václav Havel
Playwright

Bryan Wakefield
Director

Nyssa Lowenstein
Assistant Director

Angela Kring
Stage Manager

Jeremy W. Floyd
Costume Designer

Tony Reimer
Sound Designer

Terrence McClellan
Scenic Designer

Kevin Nedberg
Technical Director

Justin Torres
Props Designer

Erica Bittner
Choreographer

David Goodman-Edberg
Lighting Designer


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