Wendy Kaplan, President of MadKap Productions, presents the Chicago Premiere of SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE..., written by former Seinfeld writer Marc Jaffe and Emmy nominated playwright Eric Coble. The show opened on January 11 and runs through February 10, 2013 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 North Lincoln Avenue. Watch interviews with the cast and creative team in the behind-the-scenes video below!
SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE... is a daringly funny, poignant and provocative one-man show about early onset Parkinson's disease that explores the idea that sometimes it's not the disease that changes us, but the side effects. Phil is a middle-aged stand-up comedian, living a reasonably happily married life. His only complaint is his wife Maggie's waning sex drive. This provides ample fodder for his stand-up act-until she is diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and their life takes an unexpected turn-in some ways for the better. Based on Jaffe's own bittersweet experience dealing with his wife Karen's Parkinson's diagnosis, SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE... is the story of a couple's love and devotion in the midst of coping with the heartache of an escalating mountain of pills, dangerous (yet faithful) liaisons, marital secrets revealed, questions of manhood and womanhood, age, and desire.
SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE... stars Andrew J. Pond as "Phil Rosen." Pond has starred in productions at Metropolis, Citadel, Piccolo, Redtwist, Blue Heron, Circle Theatre and most recently the Greenhouse Theater Center production of Clutter, presented by MadKap Productions.
The artistic team for SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE... is led by director Wayne Mell who began his directing career in 1976 and received the Talented Student Scholarship from Northern Illinois University. Mell went on to continue his study of directing at Victory Gardens, as well as improvisation at The Second City. He continued to direct at Attic Playhouse, and Bailiwick Repertory's Director's Festival. He is now the Artistic Director for MadKap Productions.
Sound Design is by Bob Boxer and Lighting Design is by Kirk Stateler.
The regular schedule for SIDE EFFECTS MAY INCLUDE... is Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20.00 for students/seniors and groups to $25.00 for general admission. For tickets call the Greenhouse Theater Box Office at 773.404.7336 or visit www.greenhousetheater.org. The Box Office is open Wednesdays through Saturday from noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.