The 7th Escape: The Last Show

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Twelve songs. Twelve playwrights. Thirteen directors. Four bands. A frankly unconscionable number of actors.

One album.

Introducing the cast & crew of ʺThe Last Showʺ
The seventh of 12 plays in Today We Escape: Plays inspired by Radiohead’s OK Computer!

A chat between a late-night talk-show host and his guest begins with laughter, but transforms into a nightmare.

Inspired by “Fitter Happier”
Playwright: Justin Gerber:
Justin Gerber is a Film Editor for Consequence of Sound. He is happy to be working with Tympanic once again, two years after contributing a short play for their Deliver Us From Nowhere production. In 2013, Justin and his brother McKenzie co-wrote a Doctor Who tribute show for The Right Brain Project titled The Timey Wimey Fantastic Brilliant Extravaganza (Geronimo!), as well as their big sequel this summer, Who Too (take that, Joss Whedon!). Thanks to Tympanic for giving him another opportunity, especially Chreeeeeese and “One-Lat” Dan Caffrey.

Director: Scott Weinstein:

Scott Weinstein is the Co-Artistic Director of Buzz22 Chicago where he directed the Midwest premiere of She Kills Monsters as part of Steppenwolf Theatre's Garage Series. Recent credits: Titanic and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Griffin Theatre, Seussical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Princess & The Pea at the Marriott Theatre. Other credits include A Doll’s House, the Midwest premiere of Residue (Buzz22 Chicago); All-American (Redtwist); Miles Away (The Side Project); the world premieres of Baristas (New York International Fringe Festival) and Ampersand (Bloomington Playwrights Project); and the first full productions of Murder For Two (Adirondack Theatre Festival, Hangar Theatre, 42nd Street Moon). Scott is the recipient of a Berkshire Theatre Festival Directing Fellowship and a Stage Directors and Choreographers Observership. He is currently the Associate director for the National Tour, Las Vegas and Chicago productions of Million Dollar Quartet and has assistant or associate directed at The Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Pasadena Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse and many more. Scott is an associate member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a graduate of Northwestern University.
Andy Cameron (Tom):
Andy Cameron has loved OK Computer since college. He's very grateful to Tympanic for putting this play series together. Andy can be found on stage, screen, and in random venues performing comedy on his own or with his friend Landree as the Indoor Kids. He is represented by Paonessa Talent.

 
 Andrew Bailes (Lenny):
Andrew Bailes has had the pleasure of working with Chicago dell'Arte, Chicago Dramatists, the Ruckus, the side project, Steep Theater, Strawdog Theatre Company and Victory Gardens. He twice performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, traveling to Scotland with Wishbone Theatre Collective and, most recently, Forks and Hope. Andrew received an MFA in Acting from the University of Florida. Prior to UF, he was a Resident Actor and Teaching Artist at Florida Studio Theater.

*Denotes Tympanic Artistic Associate

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TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK COMPUTER

March 13 – Aptil 4 @ the Den Fri – Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 3pm

Reserve your seats HERE!