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Clubbed Thumb Announces Casting for 2017 Summerworks

Works by Ariel Stess, Alex Borinsky, and Heidi Schreck join the new play series.

Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me will be presented as part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks season.
Heidi Schreck's What the Constitution Means to Me will be presented as part of Clubbed Thumb's Summerworks season.
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Clubbed Thumb has announced casting for this season’s Summerworks, the company's annual series of new plays.

Now in its 22nd season, Summerworks will run from May 20 through July 1 at The Wild Project and will feature productions of three new plays: The World My Mama Raised, written by Ariel Stess and directed by Kip Fagan; Of Government, written by Alex Borinsky and directed by Jeremy Bloom; and, in a coproduction with True Love Productions, What the Constitution Means to Me, written by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler.

The World My Mama Raised (May 20-30) will star Ben Beckley (Dying for It), Jordan Baum (Permanent Caterpillar), Reyna de Courcy (Civilization (All You Can Eat)), Ethan Dubin (Rancho Viejo), Zoë Geltman (Bear Slayer!), Mike Iveson (Gatz), Annie McNamara (The Tomb of King Tot), Ronald Peet (Kentucky), Madeline Wise (Minor Character), and Danny Wolohan (An Octoroon). The creative team will feature set design by Arnulfo Maldonado, costume design by Ásta Bennie Hostetter, lighting design by Eric Southern, and sound design by Palmer Hefferan, with Ilana Olken as production stage manager.

Of Government (June 5-15) will star Emily Davis (O, Earth), Beth Dixon (Rapture, Blister, Burn), Donnetta Lavinia Grays (Men on Boats), Beth Griffith (Bound to Rise), Mia Katigbak (Card and Gift), Keilly McQuail (You Got Older), Ana Nogueria (I’m Pretty F*cked Up), Socorro Santiago (Kingdom Come), and Stacey Yen (D Deb Debbie Deborah). The creative team includes set design by Carolyn Mraz, lighting design by Seth Reiser, sound design by Leah Gelpe, and original compositions by Joe White.

Complete casting for What the Constitution Means to Me (June 21-July 1) will be announced at a later date. The production includes set design by Rachel Hauck, costume design by Michael Krass, lighting design by Jennifer Schriever, sound design by Sinan Zafar, original compositions by Heather Robb, and choreography by David Neumann.

For tickets and more information, click on the title of each of the three Summerworks shows above.

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Closed: June 15, 2017