Audio Play: Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Her Honor Jane Byrne

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Date/Time Thu, Nov 26 – Sat, Nov 28
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Thursday, November 26 @ 11am and Saturday, November 28 @ 2pm

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in collaboration with WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, presents a World Premiere audio play of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member and Mellon Playwright in Residence J. Nicole Brooks. The audio play will air on WBEZ 91.5 and wbez.org.

Chicago is “The City That Works”—but does it work for everybody? It’s 1981, the city’s simmering pot of neglected problems boils over, and Chicago’s first woman mayor is moving into Cabrini-Green. Is this just a P.R. stunt, or will it bring the City together? For the next three weeks, residents, activists, media, the “Machine,” and the Mayor herself will collide as the City’s raw truths are exposed. Tune in to find out who will come out on top in Lookingglass Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks’ bold new work, Her Honor Jane Byrne?

ABOUT THE SHOW

Her Honor Jane Byrne

Written and directed by J. Nicole Brooks+

An audio collaboration with Lookingglass Theatre Company


ROBERT CORNELIUS* ----- Black Che, Seller

THOMAS J. COX*+ ----- Alderman Roti, Swibel, Photographer, Evidence Tech

CHRISTINE MARY DUNFORD*+ ----- Jane Byrne

NICOLE MICHELLE HASKINS* ----- Tiger, Rival Kid

RENEE LOCKETT* ----- Mabel Foley

FRANK NALL* ----- O’Donnell, Jay McMullen, Daley, Spilotro

JOSH ODOR* ----- Superintendent Brzcek, Tavern Owner, Bodyguard, Pilot, Host

TARON PATTON* ----- Marion Stamps

WILLIE “MUDLIFE ROC” ROUND — Kid, Tral

TRACY WALSH*+ ----- Reporter, Kathy, Claudia

MICHAEL HUEY ----- Composer

CHRISTOPHER M. LAPORTE ----- Sound Design

WENDY MATEO+ ----- Associate Director

JASON K. MARTIN ----- Dialect Specialist

SARAH BURNHAM ----- Production Manager

JEREMY PHILLIPS ----- Production Assistant

PHILIP R. SMITH+ ----- Casting

HEIDI STILLMAN+ ----- Artistic Director

RACHEL FINK ----- Executive Director

*Member of Screen Actors Guild

+ Lookingglass Theatre Company Ensemble Member or Artistic Associate

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

An earlier version of Her Honor Jane Byrne was produced for the stage at Lookingglass Theatre Company, March 2020. Information about that production, along with the original creative team, can be found here.