Big Lake Big City, Directed by David Schwimmer, Begins Performances at Lookingglass Theatre Company

By Carey Purcell
June 19, 2013

The world premiere of Keith Huff's Big Lake Big City begins performances June 19 as part of Lookingglass Theatre Company's 25th anniversary season. 



Directed by ensemble member and co-founder David Schwimmer, the production runs through Aug. 11.

The cast of Big Lake Big City includes ensemble members Thomas J. Cox (Divot and others), Anthony Fleming III (Moss and others), Philip R. Smith (Bass), Kareem Bandealy (Peter and others), Katherine Cunningham (Ally), Danny Goldring (Getz), Beth Lacke (Susan), Eddie Martinez (Stewart), J. Salome Martinez (Trent and others) and Wendy Mateo (Maria).

"Detective Bass can't catch a break: his boss is a hard-ass, his partner's a knucklehead, his wife's a cheat, and now he has to chase down a perp who has a screwdriver in his head," press notes state. "An eclectic set of shady characters — crooked coroners, a TV-personality doctor, a femme fatale, and one extraordinarily valuable sculpture — run roughshod through a hilarious maze of double-crosses and double-identities."

The creative team for Big Lake Big City includes ensemble member Sibyl Wickersheimer (scenic), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), artistic associate Christine A. Binder (lighting), artistic associate Rick Sims (sound/composition) and Maria DeFabo (props). Narda E. Alcorn is the production stage manager, and Tess Golden is the assistant stage manager.

Tickets and more information can be found by calling (312) 337-0665 or visiting lookingglasstheatre.org.