Hello from Williams Street Repertory at Raue Center For The Arts

By Miriam Naponelli, Marketing Manager

After holding the position of Marketing Manager for six months, I can say with great pride that I love my job! My background is in theater and acting, and I stumbled into theatrical marketing about five years ago. I love going to work every day and being able to stand behind the work that happens on stage at Raue Center.

This past month, Raue Center’s in-house theatre company, Williams Street Repertory, began working on Any Other Name, a new work and Chicago Premiere. Any Other Name is a smart, sexy and savvy psychological thriller about identity theft in the Victorian era. Any Other Name is written by George Brant, an award-winning playwright whose other works include Grounded. Grounded is currently being produced at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater and is also being adapted as a screenplay starring Anne Hathaway.

Any Other Name is directed by Brad Raimondo, an acclaimed director from New York. As the rehearsal process continues, Brad is bringing this dark comedy to life in a brilliant way. The cast features three WSRep ensemble members: James Knight*, Michele Vazquez* and Frank Gaughan, along with New York actor, Greg Carere, who is making his WSRep debut. Carere, Knight, Vazquez and Gaughan breathe life into these characters and physicalize their journey of coming to terms with themselves. With Brad’s guidance, the cast keeps the show quick, witty, down to earth and driven.

Any Other Name will take place in a specially designed, more intimate space on Raue Center’s stage. With only 100 (very comfortable and very new) seats available, the audience will experience this show in a personal and comfortable way. With limited seats available, you will not want to miss this one! Come see this great piece of art, March 17th – April 2nd at Raue Center For The Arts