ROAD TO NIRVANA
BY: Arthur Kopit
DIRECTED BY: Michael S. Pieper
CAST: Sean Marlow, Aaron Boucher, Sarah Charipar, James Leary, Eric Johnson
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Beata Pilch
LIGHTING DESIGN: Richard Norwood
SOUND DESIGN: Bob Rokos
MUSIC COMPOSITION: Bob Rokos
COSTUME DESIGN: Sarah Charipar
SET DESIGN: Michael S. Pieper
STAGE MANAGER: Rita Vreeland
GRAPHIC DESIGN: Greg Wilk
“A cast willing to deliver the balls-out performance the material requires.”
– Jack Helbig, The Chicago Reader
“At the apex of the madness is the gender ambiguous rock star Nirvana (Sean Marlow)…the piece is a creative corrosive shock.”
– Catey Sullivan, New City
“Watching these fine actors work their magic together is a real treat.”
– Jeff Rossen, Gay Chicago Magazine
A wonderfully tasteless look at the perverse power hungry Hollywood producer’s daily existence.
ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT:
Arthur Kopit is an American playwright. He has been nominated for multiple Tony Awards, and a finalist for two Pulitzer Prizes. He has written such plays as Indians, Nine, Wings, and oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR:
Michael S. Pieper has been developing and teaching his method of acting in the Midwest and west coast since 1988. Michael headed up the Acting Program at the Second City Training Center for the last 22 years. He received his Masters of Fine Arts in Directing from the United States International University of San Diego where he also was on the faculty for eight years. He was the Artistic Director of the North Coast Conservatory Theatre in San Diego, the Resident Director/Artistic Associate at the Trap Door Theatre and Artistic Director of the Boxer Rebellion Theatre, both in Chicago. Michael has directed over 98 productions and acted in over 40 productions.
Opened: November 1997