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A New Brain

by William Finn & James Lapine
directed by Betsy Hamilton
musical direction by Mark Elliott

Tony Award-winner William Finn's own medical misdiagnosis was the basis for this quirky and uplifting musical. Gordon, under stress from his job, collapses and is soon diagnosed with a rare brain tumor. During his stay in the hospital, he is visited by an odd assortment of characters who help him discover the healing power of art. Hailed as “a tuneful and highly entertaining musical with a relentlessly optimistic spirit” ( Chicago Tribune), A New Brain is soulful and transporting evening at the theatre.

November 10, 2005 - November 19, 2005
(312) 922 1999

Sara Anderson (Nancy D.), Talon Beeson (Dr. Jafar Berensteiner), Briana DeGiulio (The Minister/Waitress), Emily Brooks (Mimi Schwinn), Laura Mahler (Rhoda), Jonathan McGinley (Gordon Michael Schwinn), Tawny Ellain Newsome (Lisa), Brandon Anthony Prather (Roger Delli-Bovi), Erŕon Jay (Richard), and Jeremy Young (Mr. Bungee).

The production team includes scenic design by
Ron Seeley, costume design by Christine Conley, lighting design by Julie J. Wilms, dramaturgy by Matthew Didier, and stage management by Samantha Flint.