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Niles North Theatre presents Punk Rock


For the final production of the year, Niles North Theatre has selected “Punk Rock,” by Simon Stephens. The play is set in an English prep school and focuses on the intertwining lives of seven teenagers. They are appealing, appalling, pushy, posh, nerdy people one might find in any high school. But this combination is an emotional powder keg. Performances are 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 3 and 4 in the Drama Performance Center at 9800 Lawler, Skokie. Tickets are $10. There is no late seating in this venue. “Punk Rock” has adult themes and language. Call the Box Office at (847) 626-2122. A free community performance will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 2.

The cast includes:  Ryan Loach as William Carlisle, Nina Roy as Lilly Cahill; Christopher Khoshaba as Bennett Francis; Emma Decker as Cissy Franks; Humza Abbasi as Nicholas Chatman; Athanasia Giannetos as Tanya Gleason; Nathan Selinger as Chadwick Meade; Camille Paskind as Lucy Francis; and Simon Gebremendhin as Dr. Richard Harvey.

The technical staff/crew:  Timothy Ortmann, Director; Annaliisa Ahlman, Technical Director; Teresa Ripley, Costume Designer; Barbara Reeder, Lighting Designer; Max Dolinko, Sound Designer; Brian Fallon, Hair Designer; Rachel Sepiashvili and Joanna Vaklin, Assistant Directors; Maddie Martin, Assistant Technical Director; Alex Hammond, Assistant Lighting Designer; Teresa Franks, Stage Manager; Sam Rosenfeld, Shop Manager; Erin Rourke, Costume Assistant; Sabina Dzelilovic, Properties Mistress; Emi Kanda, Sofia Ballicora and Julia Melnick, Promotions; and Anne Zavell and Stephanie Persaud, Production Assistants.

Stage Crew:   Deck Managers:  Maddie Martin and Sam Rosenfeld; Sound Board Operator: Madison Kartcheske; Costume Crew: Katie Bean, Eugene Hyun and Martin Wiviott; Light Board Operator: Noah Zeidman; and Master Electricians: Danielle Kropveld and Robin Wallace