PARCEL FROM AMERICA
Book & Lyrics by Jahnna Beecham and Michael J. Hume
Music by Malcolm Hillgartner with additional music by Kevin Corcoran
Based on the story by Tomaseen Foley
Directed by JR Sullivan
LIMITED RUN: DECEMBER 7 & 8th ONLY - presented at
The Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N Knox Avenue, Chicago
About the artists...
LYNDSEY BENTHAM (NELL) is a proud recent graduate of the Theatre School at DePaul University with a BFA in Acting, making her professional debut with Irish Theatre Of Chicago.
JEFF CHRISTIAN (DAVEY THE POST) is an ITC ensemble member who has directed ITC's productions of MOJO MICKYBO as well as SHINING CITY, OUR FATHER, and A WHISTLE IN THE DARK, and has appeared onstage for ITC in both productions of THE WEIR, as well as THE MY WAY RESIDENTIAL, LAY ME DOWN SOFTLY, THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN, OUR FATHER, SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE, WAR, and David Cromer’s production of JOURNEY’S END. Additional credits include work with Writers’ Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare, The Women’s Project of New York, The Tennessee Williams Festival, Syracuse Stage, Indiana Rep., Chicago Dramatists, Milwaukee Rep, Madison Rep, The Artistic Home, Lakeside Shakespeare, Artists’ Ensemble, Illinois Theatre Center and New American Theatre. Film and television credits include BATMAN BEGINS, SHAMELESS, CHICAGO PD, WITCHES’ NIGHT, THE EXPRESS, THE POKER HOUSE, HAPPY HOUR, HELIX, PICKMAN’S MUSE, CYRUS, and GOOD PEOPLE.
BARBARA FIGGINS (GRANDMOTHER) is an ITC ensemble member who has appeared in MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE (Jeff Nomination – Best Solo Performance) IN PIGEON HOUSE, THE SHADOW OF A GUNMAN, DANCING AT LUGHNASA, OUR FATHER, SCENES FROM THE BIG PICTURE, WAR, and BOLD GIRLS. Other Chicago work includes the world premiere of Ike Holter’s EXIT STRATEGY with Jackalope Theatre, HEDDA GABLER at Writer’s Theatre, TWELFTH NIGHT for City Lit, OTHELLO, ROMEO & JULIET, MACBEHT, TAMING OF THE SHREW, and JULIUS CAESAR for Crew of Patches; WHAT’S WRONG WITH ANGRY, and NINE at Circle Theatre; and SIN: A CARDINAL DEPOSED, SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES, and A BEE IN HER SONNET for Bailiwick Repertory. Locally Barbara has also worked with Hell in a Handbag, Victory Gardens Theatre, Remy Bumppo, Next Theatre, Collaboraction, Backstage Theatre, Chicago Jewish Theatre and Infamous Commonwealth, and her regional work includes the Kenley Players in Ohio, The MUNY in St. Louis and the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera. Her TV work includes Showtime’s THE CHI and CHICAGO JUSTICE for NBC. She is represented by Actors Talent Group. barbarafiggins.com
MEGON MCDONOUGH (BRIDGE) Megon McDonough is a nationally known singer-songwriter who has been performing around the country for more than four decades on stages as varied as Carnegie Hall, The Birchmere, The Wolf Trap and more. In Chicago she has been seen as Patsy Cline in ALWAYS PATSY CLINE (Jeff Award Nominee), as well as PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, and FOREVER PRINE at The Viaduct, and MY NAME IS WILL and AS YOU LIKE IT for The Shakespeare Project of Chicago, for which she played the role of Amiens and also wrote music and melodies. An inaugural member of the group The Four Bitchin’ Babes, Megon also has 20+ solo albums to her credit, and performs entertainment for corporate workshops and events, as well as touring with her show DEDICATED TO THE ONES I LOVE: GREAT WOMEN SINGERS OF THE ’50s, ’60s AND ’70s. megonmegon.com
CASEY MORRIS (SEAN) was last seen with ITC as understudy for IN A LITTLE WOPRLD OF OUR OWN. Other Chicago theater credits include THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW (Raven Theatre), HOODED OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES (First Floor Theater), AH, WILDERNESS! (Goodman Theatre), WHAT OF THE NIGHT? (Stage Left & Cor Theatre), HAND TO GOD (Victory Gardens), HAMLET, THE GRAPES OF WRATH (The Gift Theatre), #NEWSLAVES, EOM (Ignition Festival Victory Gardens), VOYAGE (Cock and Bull), THE REVEL (The House Theatre of Chicago), POST APOCALYPTO (Sketchbook ’15, Collaboraction), and CHARLOTTE’S WEB (Emerald City Theatre). Casey received his MFA from The Theatre School at DePaul University and is represented by Gray Talent Group. www.caseymorris.info
SI OSBORNE (NARRATOR) has performed at most of Chicago's theaters and many Regional theaters in the past 44 years
DANIEL PATRICK SULLIVAN (FATHER TOM) came to Chicago in the late 80's during the International Theater Festival and performed with the Body Politic in A WHISTLE IN THE DARK directed by the playwright Tom Murphy. Danny makes Chicago his home base to pursue television, film and theater work. Plays include DANCING AT LUGHNASAH, LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, OTHELLO, and OF MICE AND MEN.. On television Danny has appeared in CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO PD, CHICAGO JUSTICE, CRISIS, and THE CHI.
SEAN MICHAEL SULLIVAN (MICHAEL) is an actor, musician, and co-owner of The Sullivan Chicago Studio of Performing Arts (www.thescspa.com). His stage credits include Johnny Cash in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, and most recently as Harry Brock in BORN YESTERDAY with Remy Bummpo. Television credits include appearances in CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO PD, EMPIRE,BOSS, PROVEN INNOCENT, and CRISIS.. He also sings and plays with his Irish folk group, One Of The Girls (www.oneofthegirls.net).
SARAFINA VECCHIO (BRIDIE) has been working as a performer and teaching artist in Chicago for nearly 20 years. She holds a Bachelor's from Roosevelt University, studied classical acting at Richmond College in London, and received a Post Graduate Award in Teaching Shakespeare from The University of Warwick in conjunction with the Royal Shakespeare Company. She is the founder of "ShakesPlay!", an independent workshop for middle and high schools, and worked for several years in Chicago, NY and LA as a plus size model, appearing on runways, magazines and print ads. Most recently, she has been seen on NBC's CHICAGO JUSTICE, several feature and independent films and on many Chicago area stages.
Featuring: Regina Leslie - Violin, Liam Godley - Bodhran, Kevin Corcoran - Keyboard