November 29-December 30, 2018

The childhood memories of narrator Jim Burden in Blackhawk, Nebraska are woven together with the struggles of his beloved neighbor, a newly-arrived immigrant girl from Bohemia, Ántonia Shimerda. The story of their friendship outlines the determination, hardship, and resilience of Great Plains life at the turn of the 20th century in this enchanting American classic that is a tribute to the human spirit.

Premiered at Book-It in 2008

CAST

Kiki Abba Mrs. Cutter/Willa Cather/Ensemble
Nabilah S. Ahmed Ántonia
Anders Bolang* Otto/Peter/Mr. Cutter/Ensemble
Nik Doner Pavel/Ordinsky/Ensemble
Jerik Fernandez Marek/Leo/Ensemble
Tim Gouran Jim Burden
William Hall Jr.* Mr. Shimerda/Mr. Harling
Barbara Lindsay Grandmother/Ensemble
Benjamin N.M. Ludiker Charley/Ensemble
Helen Marion Yulka/Tiny/Ensemble
Clark Sandford* Grandfather/Ensemble
Judith Shahn Mrs. Shimerda/Mrs. Harling
Jasmine Jean Sim Lena/Ensemble
Tyler Trerise Jake/Ambrosch/Ensemble

 

PRODUCTION TEAM

Annie Lareau Director/Adapter
Julia Hayes Welch Scenic Designer
Kelly McDonald Costume Designer
Ahren Buhmann Lighting Designer
Erin Bednarz Sound Designer
Jessamyn Bateman-lino Properties Designer
Laura Ferri Choreographer
Nina Williams-Teramachi Stage Manager
Laura Owens Assistant Stage Manager
Judith Shahn Dialect Coach
Imogen Love Assistant Dialect Coach
Andrea Kovich Dramaturg
Dan Schuy Production Manager
Benjamin Radin Technical Director
Shelby Choo Master Carpenter
Jessica Christensen Scenic Charge Artist/Properties Master
Levi Plumb Master Electrician/Board Operator
Jessica Jones Sound Engineer/Board Operator
Emily Kight Dresser

 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States

 

Calendar for My Ántonia