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First Floor Theater Announces Cast & Production Team for Chicago Premiere "In His Hands"

Queer Romance in the Hands of a Higher Power August 1 - 25, 2024


CHICAGO, Illinois (June 11, 2024) – Chicago’s First Floor Theater today announced the cast and production team for the Chicago Premiere production of the award-winning IN HIS HANDS, running August 1 - 25, 2024 (previews July 25 - 31) at The Den Theatre’s Crosby stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets ($5 - $35) on sale now at www.thedentheatre.com.  


This is a list of things Christian believes in: logic, banana Laffy Taffy, video games, and Daniel. This is a list of things Christian doesn't believe in: caffeine, alcohol, monogamy, and God. Daniel, a Mario Kart wizard and aspiring Lutheran pastor, is falling for Christian. But as these men explore the potential of their new relationship, voices from Christian's past threaten to overpower the connection they share - with one another, and something bigger than themselves.


The cast includes Alex Benito Rodriguez (Christian), Yuchi Chiu (Daniel), Matt Klinger (The Father), and Matt Martin (The Therapist), with understudies Josh Zambrano (Christian / Daniel u/s) and Daniel Vaughn Manasia (The Father/The Therapist u/s). 


The production team, led by director Micah Figueroa, includes Oswald Avile (Stage Manager), Emily Brooks(Assistant Director / Choreographer), Courtney Abbott (Violence and Intimacy Co-Director), Kirsten Baity (Violence and Intimacy Co-Director), Conchita Avitia (Lighting Designer), Peter Clare (Sound Designer), Isaac Pineda(Costume Designer), Jonathan Berg-Einhorn (Scenic Designer), and Andy Cahoon (Technical Director). 


First Floor Theater’s Chicago premiere IN HIS HANDS runs August 1 - 25, 2024, with previews July 25 - 31. Performances are held Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Crosby 2B at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Tickets are $5 - $35; to purchase tickets visit www.thedentheatre.com


FACT SHEET:

IN HIS HANDS


Title: IN HIS HANDS


Written By: Benjamin Benne


Directed By: Micah Figueroa*

*Denotes First Floor Theater Company Member


Cast: Alex Benito Rodriguez (Christian), Yuchi Chiu (Daniel), Matt Klinger (The Father), and Matt Martin (The Therapist), with understudies Josh Zambrano (Christian/Daniel u/s) and Daniel Vaughn Manasia (The Father/The Therapist u/s). 


Production Team: Oswald Avile (Stage Manager), Emily Brooks (Assistant Director / Choreographer), Courtney Abbott (Violence and Intimacy Co-Director), Kirsten Baity (Violence and Intimacy Co-Director), Conchita Avitia(Lighting Designer), Peter Clare (Sound Designer), Isaac Pineda (Costume Designer), Jonathan Berg-Einhorn(Scenic Designer), and Andy Cahoon (Technical Director). 


Dates: August 1 - 25, 2024 (Previews July 25, 27, 28, 31)


Press Opening: Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 8 p.m.


Schedule: Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays at 3 p.m.


Run Time: Approximately 90 minutes with no intermission


Location: The Den Theatre Crosby 2B (1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.)


Tickets: General Admission: $5 - $35 (previews $5 - $20)


Box Office: www.thedentheatre.com 


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ABOUT FIRST FLOOR THEATER

Founded in 2012, First Floor Theater has garnered a reputation for pairing some of the most cutting-edge scripts in Chicago and the American Theater with a signature innovative design style. Shortly after their inaugural season, FFT was named “Best New Theater Company” by the Chicago Reader. FFT was also honored to be recognized with the 2018 Francesca Primus Prize from ATCA for their production of Leah Nanako-Winkler’s Two Mile Hollow, and in Newcity’s Players 2019: “The Fifty People Who Really Perform for Chicago.” Some of First Floor’s notable past productions include Hooded or Being Black for DummiesMike Pence Sex DreamTwo Mile Hollowpeerless, and Plano. First Floor Theater is a Resident Company at The Den Theatre. 

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