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Goodman Theatre Announces Castnig for New Stages Amplified Series

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The Goodman Theatre has announced casting for the three plays that will receive developmental workshop productions during New Stages Amplified, running October 13 - November 20.

The series will open with Carlyle Brown's Dartmoor Prison (October 13-23), a look at Britain's most notorious holding pen for prisoners of war and domestic criminals during the War of 1812. Directed by Chay Yew, the company will feature Will Allan as Billy Bunting, Patrick Clear as Captain Shortland, Rian Jairell as Jeremy Stiles, Keith Kupferer as Beasley, Gavin Lawrence as John Wayward, Steve Pickering as Jack Dawson, Charles Stransky as Morgan, E. Vincent Teninty as British Guard, James Williams as King Dick, and Cedric Young as Governor.

Kathleen Tolan's Chicago Boys, directed by Ann Filmer and running October 27 - November 6, centers on a Chicago economist who finds himself trapped in Chile during a time of political unrest. The company will include feature Brad Armacost as Milton, Dan Cantor as Gunder, Sandra Delgado as Cecilia, Derek Gaspar as Joe, Deirdre Harrison as Rose, Alfredo Huereca as Alvaro, and Zach Kenney as Tucker.

The third piece in the series will be Seth Bockley's comedy about a a 20-something man who moonlights as Aunt Susan, an online guru offering advice to women on everything from boyfriends to back problems. Directed by Joanie Schultz, the company will feature Brittany Burch as Betty, Andy Carey as Aunt Susan, Jennie Moreau as Lydia, Steve Pickering as Steve, and Justine Turner as Waitress/Cleo/Jill.

The creative team for the series will include Kevin Depinet (scenic design), Rachel Healy (costume design), Jesse Klug (lighting design), and Mikhail Fiksel (sound design). In addition, Mike Tutaj will provide projection design for Ask Aunt Susan.

In addition to these three workshops, New Stages Amplified will also include free readings of Noah Haidle's Smokefall (October 24), Laura Jacqmin's Two Lakes, Two Rivers (November 7), and Christopher Shinn's Teddy Ferrara. Reservations for the readings are required.

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