Scorched / by R. Sheth


October 6–November 21, 2010

The Chicago Premiere
Written by Wajdi Mouawad
Translated from French by Linda Gaboriau
Directed by Dale Heinen

Inspired by classical Greek tragedy and the devastating effects of the Lebanese civil war, the internationally-renowned play Scorched was originally written in French by the acclaimed Lebanese French Canadian playwright Wajdi Mouawad. Carried aloft by poetic language and evocative imagery, Scorched unfolds in a dreamlike atmosphere connecting the origins of one family in startling and unforgettable ways. A brother and sister raised in Quebec must return to their mother's war-torn country to carry out her last wishes—finding the father and brother they never knew they had.



Nihad, Doctor, Ralph, Man | Adam Poss*
Old Nawal, Nazira | Diana Simonzadeh*
Alphonse Lebel, Abdessamad, Janitor | Fredric Stone*
Janine | Lacy Campbell
Young Nawal, Guide | Rinska M. Carrasco
Simon, Wahab | Nick Cimino
Antoine, Photographer, Malak, Chamseddine, Militia | Justin James Farley
Middle Nawal, Jihane | Carolyn Hoerdemann
Sawda, Elhame | Fawzia Mirza
Understudy for Janine, Young Nawal, Guide, Doctor | Atra Asdou
Understudy for Middle Nawal, Sawda, Jihane, Elhame | Katie Mack
Understudy for Alphonse, Antonie, Malak, Chamseddine, Militia, Janitor | Kipp Moorman
Understudy for Nazira, Abdessamad, Old Nawal | Devorah Eizikovic Richards
Understudy for Nihad, Simon, Wahab, Ralph, Man, Photographer | Arthur Luis Soria

Production Team

Producer| Malik Gillani
Producer | Jamil Khoury
Playwright | Wajdi Mouawad
Translator | Linda Gaboriau
Director | Dale Heinen
Stage Manager | Michelle Dane
Scenic Designer | Tom Burch §
Costume Designer | Carol J. Blanchard §
Lighting Designer | Sarah Hughey
Projection Designer | Mike Tutaj
Sound Designer | Peter J. Storms
Prop Designer | Jesse Gaffney
Fight Director | David Chrzanowski
Dialect Coach | Eva Breneman
Dramaturg | Neal Ryan Shaw
Casting Coordinator | Becca Knights
Technical Director | Jason Pikscher
Assistant Director | Patrick Walsh
Assistant Stage Manager | Amanda Vevers
Assistant Lighting Designer | Jill Bowarchuk
Wardrobe Supervisor | Page Domikaitis
Community Outreach Coordinator | Roxane Assaf
Box Office Staff | Jerry O’Boyle
Box Office Staff | Kathryn Pruyn
House Manager and Program Editor | Sarah Ibis
Press and Archive Photographer | Michael Brosilow

* Member of Actor's Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers.

§ Member of United Scenic Artists, the union of professional designers, artists, and craftspeople.