180 Degree Rule
By M.E.H. Lewis & Barbara Lhota*
Directed by: Rachel Edwards Harvith
Violence Design: Libby Beyreis*
A 1960s film professor searches for the missing film masterpiece of an obscure lesbian director, killed pre-World War II at the height of her talent. The lecturer speculates she was murdered because she defied movie studio heads by flaunting her sexuality with their "it" girl. But once the director's former lover, an aging, reclusive German movie-star, is involved in the search, a more disturbing narrative unravels. Moving between 1930s Berlin and Hollywood and the late '60s, this play weaves film and video projection into a theatrical production like nothing you've ever seen.
**WARNING: Contains realistic scenes of violence, including sexual violence**
CAST: Kate Black-Spence (Katie Dunham), Tommy Bullington (George Berlitz & Ensemble), Chris Cinereski (Francis Montgomery & Ensemble), Amy E. Harmon* (Ruth Alice Bennett), Lisa Herceg* (Margot Faber), Kimberly Logan* (Hedwige Sourile), Jason Narvy (Gilbert Bailey), Kelly Yacono* (Aunt Henny & Ensemble), Patti Moore* (Understudy)
STAFF: Leigh Barrett* (Sound Design), Kurt Brandt (Props Design), Jason Fleece (Dialect Coach), Adam Greye (Stage Manager), Kaitlyn Grissom (Technical Director), Amy E. Harmon* (Production Manager), Beth Laske-Miller (Costume Design), Barbara Lhota* (Production Manager), Carter Martin (Film Director/Editor), G. Max Maxin IV (Projection & Scenic Design), Heather Meyers (Dramaturg), Tim Tavano (Director of Photography), Laura Wiley (Lighting Design)
180 Degree Rule was developed in BWBTC's Fighting Words Program, Chicago Dramatists and Pride Films & Plays.
*denotes Babes With Blades Company Member
City Lit Theatre (View)
1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave
Chicago, IL 60660