Ticket Prices: $5.00 Students and Seniors, $10.00 General Admission
Loop Players, the acclaimed 25-year-old theatre company at Harold Washington
College, will perform the contemporary play “After.” by Chad Beckim. “After.” follows
Monty on a journey from imprisonment toward freedom. Released after 17 years of
incarceration for a crime he didn’t commit, Monty struggles with anger and fear
as he re-enters an unfamiliar world of doggy daycare, cellphones, and
unexpected challenges. The cast and crew is a mix of Harold Washington College
students, community members, and professionals.
The cast includes veteran actor Jacquelyn Haas, a Harold Washington
College student studying theatre. “After.” is Haas’ ninth production with Loop
Players. Harold Washington College students Vijay Arora, Anastacia Narrajos and
Robert Moss are making their Loop Players debut. In 2010 Arora participated in
the High School Performance Festival at the Court Theatre, where he won an
award for Distinguished Acting in “A Comedy of Errors.” The cast is rounded out
by two professional actors, Jay Españo and Mike Pusateri.
Rachel Sledd Iannantuoni, an instructor in the English, Speech and Theatre
Department, directs “After.” An added mission of Loop Players is to provide "on-the-job"
training, which serves as a bridge for students transferring to four-year
colleges or to theatre careers in the Chicago area.