"Cloud 9," by Caryl Churchill

October 31 through November 3, directed by Kelly Lynn Hogan

October 15, 2007

The Knox College Department of Theatre and Dance presents "Cloud 9," by Caryl Churchill, at 7:30 p.m., October 31 through November 3, in Harbach Theatre, Ford Center for the Fine Arts. The show is intended for mature audiences. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for students, and are available at the door or in advance by calling 309 341-7329.

The play is directed by Kelly Lynn Hogan, visiting instructor in theatre. "'Cloud 9' begins as a period style farce in 19th-century Africa that turns into a contemporary realistic comedy in 20th-century Great Britain," Hogan says. "In the process of this transformation, it examines identity politics through its non-traditional casting and themes."

Hogan completed a bachelor's degree at Knox in 1992 with honors in theatre, and a master of arts in performance studies in 1995 at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. She is an ensemble member of Chicago's Vitalist Theatre, for whom she has originated lead roles in the critically acclaimed 2005 production of "Anna Karenina," and the 2006 production of "Mother Courage and Her Children," which was selected as one of the top "Recommended" shows of the season by the Chicago Reader and recently honored at Gay Chicago Magazine's After Dark Awards. Among her directing credentials, she served last year as assistant director of the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis' production of "The Heidi Chronicles."

Founded in 1837, Knox is a national liberal arts college in Galesburg, Illinois, with students from 45 states and 44 nations. Knox's "Old Main" is a National Historic Landmark and the only building remaining from the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.

Cloud 9
by Caryl Churchill
Kelly Lynn Hogan, visiting instructor in theatre
Harbach Theatre, Knox College, Fall 2007

Devan Cameron ~ Maud/Victoria
Shane Donegan ~ Joshua/Gerry
Saras Gil ~ Caroline Saunders/Soldier
Warren Grabner ~ Betty/Edward
Eli King ~ Harry Bagley/Martin
Ariel Lauryn ~ Edward/Betty
Pamela Schuller ~ Ellen/Lin
Keegan Siebken ~ Clive/Cathy

Production Crew
Director  ~ Kelly Lynn Hogan
Technical Director, Scenic & Lighting Design ~ Craig Choma
Costume Design ~ Margo Shively

Assistant Director ~ Adam McDowell
Stage Manager ~ Kathleen Dickinson
Assistant Stage Manager ~ Lauren Neiheisel, Alix DeWald

Assistant Scenic Designer ~ Ariel Lauryn
Master Electrician ~ Mike Smith
Run Crew ~ Katie White, Bridget Demke, Lyle Lippincott, Sarah Longhofer, Meredith Noseworthy, Perry Shaffer, Anna Azimi, Sarah DeMaria

Assistant Costume Designer ~ Megan Hall
Makeup Design ~ Bri Benson
Makeup Crew ~ Alicia Vallorani, Ariel Krietzman

Sound Design and Original Music ~ David Semonchik
Sound Operator ~ Alix DeWald
Musical Director ~ Tony Hinrich
Musicians ~ Lisa Choi, piano; Melissa Morrow, violin; Sam Newport, trumpet; Katie Fronczak, percussion
Rehearsal Accompanist ~ Lisa Choi
Foley Artist ~ Sam Newport

Properties Design ~ Beth Golemo
Properties Crew ~ Katherine Williams, Annie Ford, Angela Bailey

Publicity Consultant ~ Meghan Reardon
Graphic and Program Design ~ Cami Woodruff

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Clive (Keegan Siebken), Caroline Saunders (Saras Gil)

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Betty (Warren Grabner), Harry (Eli King)

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Harry Bagley (Eli King)

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Joshua (Shane Donegan) and Edward (Ariel Lauryn)

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Lauren Neiheisel, assistant stage manager