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Bud, Not Buddy

by Christopher Paulcurtis
adapted by Reginald Andre Jackson
directed by Phyllis E. Griffin

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the Coretta Scott King Award, Bud, Not Buddy follows the journey of a young African-American orphan as he searches for his father. Clues kept in his suitcase lead him to adventures in Depression-era Michigan, where he finds community among a group of jazz musicians and, ultimately, an unexpected sense of home

March 30, 2009 - May 22, 2009
(312) 922-1999

Lucy Sandy (Momma/Tyla), Rashaad Hall (Bud), Jared Lorenzo (Billy Burns/Lefty/Doug the Thug), Nicholas Harper (Bugs/Todd/Doo Doo Bug), Erica Ikeda (Caseworker/Librarian/Lifeguard), Kroydell Galima (Mr.Amos/Deza’s Dad/Jimmy), Mercedes L. Frierson (Young Momma/Miss Thomas), Shannon Matesky (Deza’s Mom/Steady Eddie), Mitchell Duran (Jake/Cop/Dirty Deed), Jonathan Kitt (Herman C. Calloway/Young Mr. Calloway), Loresa Grigsby (Mrs. Amos/Deza).

The production team includes scenic design by Justin Longnecker, costume design by Ari Fulton, lighting design by Elizabeth Patterson, sound design by Nick Gajary, stage management by Kristen Torgrimson, dramaturgy by Elizabeth Schmesk, and draping/cutting by Vanessa Armand.