The Monsters are coming to GreenMan Theatre!
The comic fantasy "Monstrous Regiment" is adapted by Chicago writer and actor Christopher Hainsworth from the "Discworld" series book by best-selling author Terry Pratchett. The play is a wickedly funny look at the absurdities of war and the ambiguities of identity. A most unlikely band of army recruits, including a troll, a vampire, and an Igor, are under the command of the equally unusual military leaders of the fictional country of Borogravia. War, with a capital W, has been going on for years with Zlobenia, and now this last regiment of misfits is heading to the front. Disguises, wordplay, and caffeine addiction combine to make "Monstrous Regiment" a laugh-out-loud masterpiece. The original 2014 premiere at Chicago’s Lifeline Theatre was awarded four stars by the Chicago Tribune.
The production opens April 13 for three weekends at GreenMan's performance space in Elmhurst at 232 S. York St. Tickets are $17/$15 and are on sale now. Justin Vidovic directs a talented ensemble of actors in the production. Amy Johnson is the stage manager. Appearing as Polly Perks is Cassandra Conklin. Maladict is Elizabeth Ley. Igor is Katie Soria. Tonker is Marnie Warner. Lofty is Therese Caldwell. Carborundum is Allison Porschakin. Wazzer is Katty Perrell. Derek Dillon appears as Sgt. Jackrum. Ryan McAndrews is Lt. Blouse. Brendan Mertens and Tom Ochocinski appear in a variety of roles in the show.