Three men reunite in the aftermath of the Civil War – a Jewish Confederate soldier and two former slaves who were raised in his household. As the men struggle to rebuild their lives, they uncover a tangle of secrets that threatens their family and their shared faith.

at Northlight Theatre
9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL 60077

Cast

derek-gaspar
Derek Gaspar

Caleb

Derek feels very fortunate to be making his Northlight debut on such an amazing play. His recent credits include Three Sisters and The March (Steppenwolf Theatre), Chicago Boys (Goodman Theatre), Waiting for Lefty (American Blues Theater) and Orpheus Descending (Shattered Globe). Other companies he has had the pleasure to work with include Court, Next, Timeline, Pinebox and Trap Door Theatres. He is represented by the dynamic Paonessa Talent Agency and is a proud member of Actor’s Equity.

sean-parris
Sean Parris

John

Sean returns to Northlight where he was previously seen in The Whipping Man. Other Chicago credits include a two man show entitled Space Age with real life intimate partner Ricardo Gamboa (Free Street Theatre); Blues for an Alabama Sky (Court); The Magic Play (Goodman, Portland Center Stage at the Armory, Syracuse Stage); Compass, Animal Farm, The Drunken City (Steppenwolf); and A Girl With Sun in Her Eyes (Pinebox Theatre). TV: Chicago PD (NBC), The Chi (Showtime), and Brujos (OpenTV’s original web series). Sean was born in L.A., raised in Miami and Georgia by his amazing mom, and currently lives in Chicago. Sean received his MFA from Depaul University’s Theatre School, is a graduate of Black Box Acting Academy and is represented by Paonessa Talent Agency.

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Tim Edward Rhoze

Simon

Tim is the Producing Artistic Director of the Fleetwood-Jourdain Theatre in Evanston, Illinois; he has directed For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, Having Our Say, Five Guys Named Moe, From the Mississippi Delta, Heat, Home, and playwright Tania Richards’ solo performance in her autobiographical Truth Be Told. Tim has performed at the Goodman Theatre in over a dozen plays, and more than 30 other productions at Steppenwolf, Victory Gardens, Detroit Repertory Theatre, Detroit’s Harmonie Park Playhouse, Plow Shares and Attic Theatres, Wayne State University’s Hilberry Repertory, University of Detroit Theatre Company & Geva Theatre in Rochester New York.

Production Team

Matthew Lopez

Playwright

Matthew is the author of The Whipping Man, one of the most widely-produced American plays of the last decade. The Legend of Georgia McBride premiered at the Denver Center and then produced in New York by MCC and in Los Angeles at the Geffen Playhouse. Other plays include Somewhere (Old Globe, world premiere), Reverberation  (Hartford Stage Company, world premiere), The Sentinels (London’s Headlong Theatre Company) and Zoey’s Perfect Wedding (upcoming world premiere at the Denver Center, 2018). Matthew holds commissions from Roundabout Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, South Coast Rep, The Geffen Playhouse and Williamstown Theatre Festival.  Matthew was a writer on the HBO series The Newsroom and is currently writing the biopic Dr. Q for Disney.

Kimberly Senior

Director

Jack Magaw

Scenic Design

Rachel Laritz

Costume Design

Christine A. Binder

Lighting Design

Christine has designed for Writers, Steppenwolf Company, Chicago Shakespeare, Court, Northlight, Lookingglass, the McCarter Theatre, Hartford Stage, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.  Her opera designs include work at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Opera Theatre, San Diego Opera, New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and Houston Grand Opera.  Recent designs include: Swan Lake (Joffrey Ballet Chicago), 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas (Lookingglass), and Onegin (Canadian Opera Company). Upcoming productions are: Dolls House Part 2 (Steppenwolf) and Onegin (Washington National Opera). Ms. Binder has been nominated for Joseph Jefferson Awards for her work with Court Theatre, Northlight Theatre, and Lookingglass Theatre Company.  She is an Artistic Associate with Lookingglass Theatre Company and Head of Lighting at The Theatre School at DePaul University.

Christopher Kriz

Sound Design

Laura D. Glenn

Production Stage Manager

Over the past fourteen years with Northlight, production stage management credits include Outside MullingarThe Mousetrap, Chapatti, The Whipping ManThe Odd CoupleTen ChimneysSeason’s GreetingsSense & SensibilityA LifeSouvenirBetter Late (also at the Galway Arts Festival), Retreat from Moscow, Permanent CollectionCat FeetBlue/OrangeTuesdays with MorrieSky GirlsRounding Third and A Skull in Connemara. Other credits include stage management for Domesticated, Grand ConcourseThe QualmsLord of the FliesSlowgirlHead of PassesThree Sisters,Middletown, To Kill a Mockingbirda parallelogramSuperior DonutsBetrayalLove SongI Never Sang for my FatherThe Violet Hour, Purple HeartThe Drawer BoyPicasso at the Lapin Agile and many others at Steppenwolf over the past twenty-five years. International credits include Orange Flower Water and Purple Heart (Steppenwolf) at the Galway Arts Festival in Galway, Ireland; The Man Who Came to Dinner – BITE festival at the Barbican Center in London; and the regional and Broadway productions of Buried Child. Laura has been a proud member of Actors Equity Association for almost twenty-six years.