Red Handed Otter

Chicago Premiere

After Paul’s dear companion passes away, his work buddies try to cheer him up between shifts at their security guard posts. Their well-meaning and often hilarious attempts only throw salt in the wound and seem to prove that nothing soothes a heartache like our four-legged friends. One of New York’s hottest emerging playwrights tells a tale of solace and loneliness.


Show Information

Ethan Lipton

Ensemble Member Dado

April 9 – May 24, 2015

Season 22

Chicago Premiere!

Not long ago, Paul had a girlfriend, a cat, and few complaints. Now? Well, at least he’s got his health. In between shifts at their security guard posts, Paul’s work buddies try to cheer him up. In this comedy by one of New York’s hottest emerging playwrights, Paul’s friends’ awkward (and hilarious) attempts to console him may just prove that some comforts only come on four legs.

Paul | Ensemble Member Guy Van Swearingen
Donald | Luce Metrius
Estelle | Ensemble Member Mierka Girten
Angela | Ashley Neal
Randy | Bob Kruse

U/s Angela/ Estelle | Tosha Fowler
U/s Donald | Owais Ahmed

Scenic Design | Jim Moore
Costume Design | Ensemble Member Karen Kawa
Lighting Design | Matthew Gawryk
Sound Design | Mikey Moran
Properties Design | Linda Sherfick
Fight Choreographer | David Wooley
Casting Director | Ensemble Member Mierka Girten
Technical Director | Jim Moore
Stage Manager | Christa van Baale
Assistant Director | Arianna Soloway
Assistant Stage Manager | Kyle Stoffers
Video Consultant | Seth Henrickson
Graphic Design | Chris Zoubris

Photo credits: Michael Brosilow