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The Ernie Play

by Melanie Plank, Class of 2011
directed by Shade Murray

On their annual Independence Day road trip, Ernie's family accidently leaves him behing at a gas station with nothing but a bag of Doritos. What will become of him? Will he reunite with his wife and teenage children? Will the celebrity obsessed station attendant Sarah rescue him from his routine existence, or is it the end of the road for Ernie? A charming and heartbreaking fantasia of the modern American family,The Ernie Play features the YouTube videos of Andy Warhol, declarations of love by William Shakespeare, the musical stylings of Death's intern and the stylishly dressed Death herself.

May 05, 2011 - May 14, 2011
Previews : WED 5/4 & THU 5/5​
(312) 922-1999

John Crosthwaite (Ernie), David Daniels (George/Shakespeare), Allison Martone (Millie/Death’s Intern), Leah Raidt (Ellen/Andy Warhol), Jean Saracino (Aunt Katherine), Bridget Schreiber (The Boss/No-Name Cashier), and Margaret Tonra (Sarah).

The production team includes scenic design by Alexander Long,costume design by Constance Lee,lighting design by Jared Gooding,sound design by Mike Ross, andstage management by Todd Boger.