By Craig Wright
Directed by Co-Artistic Director Georgette Verdin

May 4 - June 3, 2018

Previews: May 4-6
Press opening: Monday, May 7 at 8 pm

Steve and Sarah have a plan. With nothing more than a little start-up cash and a lot of faith, the couple picks up from their Minnesota home to start a new life in sunny Florida, opening a chain of evangelically-themed motels to spread the good Word while reaping some divine financial benefits. Meanwhile, their new neighbor Sam is in an existential quandary of his own: recently widowed and badly injured, he's faithless, bitter and hardly in the mood for new friends, sent by God or otherwise. As their lives become entwined, and their destinies made clear, all three will come to question their own beliefs and fears.

The Artists


Walter Brody - Karl
Evan Linder - Sam
Joe Lino - Steve
Laura Berner Taylor - Sara


Jeremiah Barr, make-up design
Lindsey Bartlett, dialect coach
Melanie Hatch, prop design
Melanie Kulas, stage manager
Noël Huntzinger, costume design
Pauline Oleks, set design
Erik Siegling, sound design
Brian Sprague, technical director
Richard Vavrina, lighting design
Georgette Verdin, director
Claire Yearman, fight choreography

Sarah Gise, casting coordinator
Christopher Aaron Knarr, design associate
Matthew Nerber, marketing associate
Nancy Payne, marketing manager
David Rosenberg, press relations
Zoë Verdin, creative design

Emily Schwartz, photographer  




Walter’s first role in professional theatre was in Mr. Roberts at Putman County Playhouse, 1957, age 13. Roles in Chicago include Mr. Donovan, Luck of the Irish, Next (R.I.P.); Gramp, The Petrified Forest, Strawdog; Andy Lovers (City Lit); and Nonno, Night of the iguana (The Artistic Home). 




Evan is the founding co-artistic director of The New Colony. Recent roles include Doug in The Antelope Party (Theatre Wit), Stuart in the original production and extended remount of At the Table (Broken Nose Theatre, Jeff Awards for Best Ensemble and Best Play) and Jim in the original run and remount of his play Byhalia, Mississippi at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (The New Colony & Definition Theatre Company, Jeff Award for Best New Work).



Joe is making his Interrobang debut. He has worked with Chicago companies such as Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf, Drury Lane, Victory Gardens Theatre, Teatro Vista, The New Colony, Agency Theatre Collective and The Cuckoo’s Theater Project. Regionally he has worked with Actors Theatre of Louisville debuting shows in the Humana Festival and has worked Off Broadway with BAM. He is a proud alumni of Ball State University and is represented by Gray Talent.  



Laura is a proud ensemble member of Interrobang, where she was in RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS and STILL. Recent credits include BOY (u/s TimeLine), DETROIT (TheatreSquared – Fayetteville, AR), THIS (u/s Windy City Playhouse), VICES AND VIRTUES (Profiles), URBAN LOVE STORY (Black Ensemble Theatre), and A LIFE OF GALILEO (ETOPiA at Northwestern). Television credits include CHICAGO MED and CHICAGO JUSTICE (NBC). She has a BFA in Acting from Santa Fe University of Art and Design and is represented by Big Mouth Talent.




GEORGETTE VERDIN, Director (Co-Artistic Director)

Along with working for Interrobang and being a freelance director, Georgette is also the founding theatre teacher at Polaris Charter Academy, an Expeditionary Learning School in West Humboldt Park. She directed last season's KATRINA: MOTHER-IN-LAW of 'EM ALL and Jeff Recommended RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS, as well as this season's production of the 2013 Yale Drama Series Winner STILL. This spring she'll be directing Donald Margulies' TIME STANDS STILL for Aston Rep. Georgette holds a Masters in Directing from Roosevelt University and a B.A. in Theatre Performance from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, LA.


JAMES YOST, Co-Artistic Director

James Yost is the co-artistic director of Interrobang Theatre Project and previously served as the producing artistic director for BareBones Theatre Group, a company he co-founded in 1998. Selected credits include: Mr. MarmaladePsycho Beach PartyDebbie Does Dallas: The MusicalThe GraduateThe Play About the BabyA Midsummer Night’s DreamDriftUgly Artbash; the latter-day playsSquirrelsThe Wizard of OzLend Me A TenorOrson's ShadowGlengarry Glen RossThe Pitchfork Disney and Noises Off.  For ITP, credits include Orange Flower Water (Jeff nomination for Best Supporting Actor, Joseph Wiens), Ibsen is DeadThe North Pool and last season's critically acclaimed REALLY REALLY (named one of the best shows of 2015 by the Chicago Tribune). Yost recently directed True West by Sam Shepard for Shattered Globe. This summer he is directing Boeing Boeing for Davidson College. He teaches acting, directing, production design and film at the high school and collegiate level. He is published in Teaching Theatre Journal, a publication of Dramatics Magazine.



Craig Wright is an American playwright, television producer and writer. He was a staff writer for the television series Six Feet Under and Lost, and creator of Dirty Sexy Money and Greenleaf. He also was the screenwriter for the 2014 movie Mr. Peabody & Sherman.

Wright is known primarily for his plays: GraceMistakes Were MadeThe PavilionRecent Tragic EventsMain Street. At 21, he received a Jerome Fellowship, and in 2009 he was awarded the Horton Foote Excellence in American Playwriting Award from Baylor University.  He is a member of the Chicago-based A Red Orchid Theatre ensemble.

JEREMIAH BARR, Make-up Design
Jeremiah is thrilled to be part of the Grace team and Interrobang Theater.  Getting to do theater is always a pleasure, and to do it with such fine talented people is a joy.

Lindsay is thrilled to be coaching with Interrobang Theatre again having most recently been a coach for Foxfinder and previously Terminus, Pitchfork Disney, and Owners. She has been coaching throughout Chicagoland for over 10 years, some of her productions have included Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (Pride Films & Plays), The Bottle Tree (Stage Left), Dancing at Lughnasa (Wheaton College), a Perfect Ganesh (Eclipse Theatre), Fog Island (Filament Theatre), and Miss Marx: or the involuntary side of living (Strawdog Theatre), History Boys (TimeLine Theatre), among many others.  Lindsay is very proud to be the Artistic Director of 20% Theatre which strives to set the stage for women in theatre.

Melanie Hatch is a properties designer from Chicago. She is excited to be joining Interrobang for the first time. New to the world of prop design, she has been designing and fabricating props for the likes of Windy City Performs as well as independent films. Most recently freelancing for Full Spectrum Features.

MELANIE KULAS, Stage Manager
Melanie is excited to be working with Interrobang Theatre Project! In Chicago, Melanie has worked as a stage manager with AstonRep, Circle Theatre, Pride Films & Plays, and Strawdog, to name a few. She also serves as an Artistic Associate with The Comrades, and has stage managed with them for multiple productions. Each spring, Melanie travels to her alma mater to stage manage the UW Varsity Band Spring Concert in Madison, WI. Melanie would like to thank her friends and family, especially her partner, Joe, for all of their support. 

Noël has been designing plays for Interrobang since 2013. She is an artistic associate at Sideshow Theatre Company and a Resident Artist with Filament Theatre. Favorite design credits include: New Stages Festival ‘16 and ’17, Pamplona, and The Wolves  (Goodman Theatre);  The Scorpion’s Sting (Lyric Opera Unlimited); Storm in the Barn (Bosie Contemporary Theatre). Learn more at


Erik is excited to be joining Interrobang for the first time. Previously in Seattle, he designed for Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Julius Caesar and in Chicago, he recently made a lot of artsy noise at Oakton Community College’s premier of Powerless Gods.  An accomplished actor as well, Erik has guest starred on the TV show Z Nation, has performed in theatres across the country, and has a B.A. degree in Theatre from Principia College. He would like to thank the lively and skilled team at Interrobang for making him feel so welcome in this awesome, new city and can't wait for all your minds to get blown.

BRIAN SPRAGUE, Technical Director

RICHIE VAVRINA, Lighting Design
Richie travels the country doing theatrical and corporate shows. He loves coming home to work on engaging theatre. His most recent credits in the Chicago area include Firebrand Theatre's Lizzie, and Circle Theatre's Condition of Femme, and Elgin Community College's She Kills Monsters. He'll probably go get a beer with you if you ask. 

CLAIRE YEARMAN, Fight Choreographer
Claire is an actor, fight choreographer, and a certified teacher with the Society of American Fight Directors. She has an MFA in Acting from Western Illinois University. Some of the theatres she's had the pleasure to work with are: Interrobang Theatre Project, Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, Williams Street Rep, Red Tape Theatre, Piccolo Theatre, Aston Rep, 20% Theatre, and Metropolis Performing Arts. Her fight choreography received a Jeff nomination for Red Tape Theatre’s The Love of the Nightingale