TimeLine Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Lucy Kirkwood's new play Chimerica. TimeLine associate artistic director Nick Bowling helms the Chicago premiere, which will run from May 3-July 31 with a press preview on May 11.
In Chimerica, 20 years after the 1989 Chinese government has instituted a brutal crackdown on a pro-democracy rally at Tiananmen Square, a photojournalist searches for the truth about the mysterious "Tank Man." The story explores the sharp differences, as well as similarities, between twin superpowers China and America. The work premiered at London’s Almeida Theatre in May 2013 and was the 2014 Laurence Olivier Award winner for Best New Play.
The TimeLine cast will feature Christine Bunuan, Coburn Goss, Cheryl Hamada, Wai Yim, Caron Buinis, Tom Hickey, Dan Lin, Eleni Pappageorge, Chris Rickett, Janelle Villas, H.B. Ward, and Norman Yap.
The production team for includes John Culbert (scenic design), Brian Sidney Bembridge (lighting design), Sally Dolembo (costume design), André J. Pluess (sound design), and Mike Tutaj (projections design).