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THEATER Underscore's 'Notes & Letters' running through May 28
2022-05-12

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Underscore Theatre Company celebrates its 10th-anniversary season with the world premiere of the musical Notes & Letters, which features book, music and lyrics by Annabelle Lee Revak (she/her) and is based on letters Revak's great-great grandfather Joe Loula sent to his family upon his immigration to Chicago from Eastern Europe.

Originally slated to open in the spring of 2020, the musical is directed by Leah Geis (she/they), with music direction by Anna Wegener (she/her) and choreography by Ebrin R. Stanley (he/him). The cast includes Katy Campbell (she/her), Caitlin Dobbins (she/her), Sam Martin (he/him) and Michael Mejia (they/them). Understudies include Aaron Reese Boseman (he/him), Nate Hall (he/him), Jamie Redwood (she/her) and Jasmine Robertson (she/her).

Notes & Letters will run through Saturday, May 28, at the Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave.

The production follows Joe's journey from war-torn Prague to Williams Piano Shop in Chicago in 1917. He quickly befriends the owner Charlie, his girlfriend Nora and composer Olivia. The foursome become inseparable—until World War I hits the United States. Businesses, relationships and lives are put to the test.

Tickets are $15-$32 each; visit VictoryGardens.org or call 773-871-3000.


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