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WORLD PREMIERE

Judgment Day

April 23

May 26, 2024

The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare

written by Rob Ulin
directed by Moritz von Stuelpnagel

 

“Landing all the jokes... Moritz von Stuelpnagel tackles darkly funny materials with a shrewd balance of heightened reality, warped sitcom & underlying pathos”

–Hollywood Reporter

Emmy and Tony Award-winner Jason Alexander (of Seinfeld fame) makes his Chicago stage debut in a hilariously irreverent world premiere comedy staged by Broadway director Moritz von Stuelpnagel and written by award-winning TV screenwriter Rob Ulin. Alexander plays Sammy Campo, a staggeringly corrupt, morally bankrupt lawyer who's threatened with eternal damnation by a terrifying angel after a near-death experience. In a desperate attempt to redeem himself, Sammy forms an unlikely bond with a Catholic priest who is having his own crisis of faith. Filled with razor-sharp wit, this deliciously devious comedy rollicks through the timeless questions of Western philosophy—“morality,” “faith,” and “Are people any damn good?”

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ASL Duo-interpretation: Fri, May 10 7:30 p.m.

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Open Captioning: Wed, May 15 1:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

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Projected Spanish Translation: Thu, May 16 7:30 p.m.

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Audio Description (with optional Touch Tour): Sun, May 19 2:00 p.m.

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The Players

Creative Team

Rob Ulin Playwright

Moritz von Stuelpnagel Director

Beowulf Boritt Scenic Designer

Tilly Grimes Costume Designer

Amith Chandrashaker Lighting Designer

Mikaal Sulaiman Sound Designer

Tommy Kurzman Hair and Make-up Designer

Max Fabian Fight and Intimacy Director

Mallory Metoxen Assistant Director

Alexis Distler Assistant Scenic Designer

Caity Mulkearns Assistant Costume Designer

Max Grano De Oro Assistant Lighting Designer

Bob Mason Chicago Casting Director

Laura Stanczyk, C.S.A. New York Casting Director

Jinni Pike Production Stage Manager

Mary Zanger Assistant Stage Manager

Cast

Jason Alexander Sammy Campo

Maggie Bofill Tracy

Daniel Breaker Father Michael

Candy Buckley Angel

Olivia Denise Dawson Della

Joe Dempsey Jackson

Michael Kostroff Monsignor

Ellis Myers Casper

Meg Thalken Edna

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