2016-2017 Season: nightmares



By Jayme McGhan & Andy Pederson
Sponsored by Jeramie Simmons

July 30, 1945. The U.S.S. Indianapolis is hit by two Japanese torpedoes, killing three-hundred sailors in the initial blast and leaving nine-hundred men to drift helplessly in the Pacific Ocean. The survivors are discovered almost five days later. When rescue ships and planes finally arrive, they witness hundreds of large shadows lurking around small groups of broken men drifting aimlessly in the current. Only three-hundred and twenty-one sailors are pulled from the blood-filled water.

IN THE SOUNDLESS AWE takes place twenty-two years later, finding Charles Butler McVay III, the wrongly court-martialed and disgraced Captain of the U.S.S. Indianapolis, in his haunting final moments. This Midwest Premiere features famed actor and film star Jason Narvy as Capt. Charles McVay.


June 22 - July 23
8:00PM (Thursday - Saturday)
3:00PM (Sunday)

There is no intermission. Running time is 90 minutes. 

3502 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60618


$15 Students/Seniors & $20 Adults


Jason Narvy (Capt. McVay)
Katie Zisson (Gray Woman)
Brian Bengtson (Sailor 1)
Ryan Smetana (Sailor 2)
Claire Van der Linden (Sailor 3)
Charles “Chas” Howard, III (Marine)
Alexandra Rust (Sailor 5)
Maggie Robinson (Sailor 6)
Dane Van Brocklin (Swing)

Production Team

Brian Fruits - Director
Justin Glombicki - Technical Director (Sound/Projections_
Ryan Kenney - ProductionStage Manager
Rachael Nuckles -  Stage Manager
Jonathan Boehle - Assistant. Stage Manager
Steven Cox – Assistant Stage Manager
April Fruits - Costumes/Make Up
Alison Nichols - Costume Assistant
Kaycee Jordan - Makeup Assisant
Kara Grimm – Lighting Designer
Rebecca Eifert - Electrican
Garet Pahlkotter - Technical Assistant
Mike Fanuke -  House Manager
Corwyn Cullum - Box Office
Matt Frost - Film Work
Amy Moore – Graphic Design