'What Was Mine to Do'
Strangeloop Theatre stages the the world-premiere of "What Was Mine to Do."
In the play, embedded reporter Frank Bernhardt and Staff Sergeant Antonio Cruz find themselves held captive in a Taliban prison cell in Afghanistan. Their only hope for release from the grasp of their zealous jailer lies in the hands of the crew of a Chicago TV station, 7,000 miles away.
"What Was Mine to Do" examines the impact of media on modern warfare and how people a world apart can deeply affect each other's lives.
Playing at The Side Project Theatre, 1439 West Jarvis Ave., Chicago, performances will run Thursday through Saturday evenings at 8 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. from Sept. 7 through Oct. 7.
Tickets are $15, $10 for students and seniors, and are available online or by calling 773-757-6689.
The cast features Monnie Aleahmad, Kate Black-Spence, Denise Blank, Matthew Lloyd, Gustavo Obregon, Andy Quijano, and Colin Reeves.
This play was written by company member Dustin Spence (Sound of a Yellow Flower). Doug Long directs, following his direction of Strangers & Romance in Strangeloop’s last season.
The production team features the work of Glen Anderson (Scenic Designer), Libby Beyreis (Violence Designer), Ben Campana (Props Designer), Carrie Campana (Costume Designer), Cat Davis (Lighting Designer), Brad Gunter (Production Manager), Lisa Uhlig (Stage Manager), and Jason Weinberg (Sound Designer).
The piece was developed through the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs DCA Theater new play incubator series. An excerpt from the piece also previous appeared in Strangeloop’s 2011 Loopshop.