Annapurna by Sharr White

 

Director's Note

Sharr White's writing is complex and vital. When I first read ANNAPURNA, I was struck by how human it is. This relationship, between Emma and Ulysses, is nuanced and truthful. It's not big drama. It's just real life.

In rehearsal, this play is a goldmine. As Emma says, "People...do things!" People make horrible mistakes and don't know they've made them until years later. People drop their gloves on the way down the mountain and are forced to climb with their bare hands. People leave in the middle of the night. People lose time. 

To explore the why - what's underneath the things they do, the things they want, the things they say–and even more so, to explore what they do about it, how they cope... It has been a wonderful challenge.

- Erin Shea Brady, Artistic Director


Cast & Crew

Randall Harr

Randall Harr

Rebecca Sohn

Rebecca Sohn

RANDALL HARR (ULYSSES) is very happy a part of No Stakes Theater Project’s WINGSPAN series. He is completing a yearlong run of the comedy show #DATEME at the UP Comedy Club. You may have seen him perform, as Bud Sport, in the original musical Ponyboy! at the Annoyance Theatre. He is also a member of the Improvised Shakespeare Company. Randall would like to thank Rebecca Sohn and Erin Shea Brady for their support and creativity.

REBECCA SOHN* (EMMA) was last seen as Mari Hoff in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice as part of No Stake Theater Project's debut production. Currently she performs as Shirley Lamé in My Solo Show of All Duets at The Annoyance Theatre, and with the all-female improv group Virgin Daiquiri at iO Chicago.

ERIN SHEA BRADY* (DIRECTOR) is the Artistic Director of No Stakes Theater Project. In 2015, she directed No Stakes' inaugural production, The Rise and Fall of Little Voice. Erin has worked on productions at the Goodman, TimeLine, A Red Orchid, Jackalope, Northlight, American Blues, and Remy Bumppo. In 2014, she completed Steppenwolf's casting internship under Erica Daniels. Erin also writes for PerformInk.

* denotes member of No Stakes Theater Project


Erin Shea Brady, Randall Harr, and Rebecca Sohn in rehearsal.

Erin Shea Brady, Randall Harr, and Rebecca Sohn in rehearsal.