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(L’homme de decembre)
by Colleen Murphy

May 21st thru June 28th, 2015

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Directed by Patrick New
Featuring Rudy Galvan, Mike Speller and Barbara Roeder Harris

A public tragedy shatters a working class family. Struggling to survive the aftermath, parents Benoit and Kathleen do everything they can to help their beloved son cope with guilt and rage. . .but will it be enough? This searing drama on courage, heroism, and despair explores the long public shadow that private family violence casts.

The production team for THE DECEMBER MAN (L’homme de Décembre) includes: Eleanor Kahn (scenic design), Sarah Jo White (costume design), Matthew Gawryk (lighting design), Andrew Rovner (sound design/original composition), Mike Sanow (technical director) and Anna Micale (stage manager).

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Meet the Cast

Rudy Galvan (Josh) is a proud ensemble member at Mary-Arrchie, where his previous credits include Uncle Bob, Geography of a Horse Dreamer, Cherrywood, Hellish Half-Light and Gas Mask 101. Chicago Credits: Lord of the Flies (Steppenwolf Theatre Co.), The Sweeter Option (Strawdog Theatre Co.), Pornography (Steep Theatre Co.), Bang the Drum Slowly (Raven Theatre), Plainsong (Signal Ensemble Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Teatro Vista). TV: Chicago Fire and Shameless. Rudy is represented by Paonessa Talent.

BARBARA ROEDER HARRIS is delighted to be working with Mary Arrchie Theatre for the first time. Last spring she originated the role of Denise Corey in Stage Left’s world premiere production of Joe Zarrow’s Principal Principle. Other recent appearances include ShawChicago’s Pygmalion, Next Theatre’s Welcome Home, Jenny Sutter, TimeLine Theatre’s Enron, Signal Ensemble Theatre’s Plainsong and Successors. She has also had the opportunity to work around town with other theater companies including Northlight, 16th Street Theater, Victory Gardens, Marriott Theatre, Eclipse, and Apple Tree, among others. She is grateful every day for the support of the ladies at Paonessa Talent Agency and her ever-lovin’ family.

Mike Speller is grateful for his first appearance with Mary-Arrchie. He has been seen in dozens of local productions including The Pillowman (Spartan Theatre), Unshelved (Eclectic), Betrayal (New World Rep), Cats Cradle (Lifeline), Right Ho, Jeeves (City Lit), as well as his ensemble work with The Mystery Shop.