The Jewels

By Guy de Maupassant

Adapted and Directed By Kirk Anderson

Chicago - March 28 - April 27 2014 - DCASE Storefront Theatre
(World Premiere)


The Bird/Ensemble : Dave Belden
The Waitress/Ensemble : Molly Bunder
First Jeweler/Ensemble : Ryan Czerwonko
The Girl/Ensemble : Lauren Demerath
Pious Man/Ensemble : Jeff Duhigg
Second Jeweler/Ensemble : Sean Ewert
Rene Lantin : Layne Manzer
Alfred : Maxwell Lotspeich
Emily : Carolyn Molloy
Wife/Ensemble : Nicole Tuthill


Music Direction : Wain Parham
Movement Direction : Aileen McGroddy
Scenic Design : Keith Parham
Costume Design : Izumi Inaba
Lighting Design : Keith Parham
Sound Design : Thomas Dixon
Property Design : Letitia Guillaud
Stage Management : Allison Raynes
Artistic Director : Jacqueline Stone


★★★ Highly Recommended

“...a fanciful adaptation by Kirk Anderson…. tight ensemble work and cunning stagecraft…. a dream ballet about marriage.”

- Chicago Tribune


Highly Recommended

“Anderson's stylized staging is swift and clear, and his leads—Layne Manzer as Rene, Carolyn Molloy as Emily—are so sweetly matched it's tragic.”

- The Reader (Full Review)



“Anderson's staging contains striking touches of visual and aural surprise…. [and] (Layne) Manzer and (Carolyn) Molloy craft compelling, sympathetic central performances…”

- Time Out Chicago (Full Review)

TUTA is partially supported by Arts Work Fund for Organizational Development, The Light A City Fund, The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation, The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation, City Arts I and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs, and The Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.