By the Bog of Cats 

Written By Marina Carr
Directed By John Mossman


Set on a ghostly landscape in Ireland,  a woman abandoned as a child lays claim to everything that's hers on a day when her world's being torn in half.   Full of unforgettable characters, it's one day in the life of a woman pushed beyond the limits of human endurance as she is forced to make a final horrible, self sacrificing decision.  By The Bog of Cats continues the fine Irish tradition of stories filled with poetry, humor and emotion, from the company that brought you the hit production of Juno and the Paycock.

Featuring:  Kristin Collins, Frank Nall, Tim Musachio, John LaFlamboy, Elise Wolf, Darrelyn Marx, Jane Delaubenfels, Caroline Latta, Kelsey Phillips, Kieran O'Connor, Mike Rogalski

Assistant Director:
Annie Hogan
Scenic Design: Anders Jacobsen | Judy Radovsky 
Costume Design: Zach Wagner 
Lighting Design: Claire Sangster
Sound Design: Peter Wahlback
Stage Manager: Kayla Adams


Performances: February 8- March 26, 2017
Thursday: 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m.

The Artistic Home is on street level with curb to seat assistance upon request. There are seats that don’t require climbing stairs and an accessible restroom. We will also call you a taxi for the trip home and have large print programs, also upon request. For requests please email:

Location: 1376 W. Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60642

“Directed with a sure and sensitive hand by John Mossman, it is shot through with rich unexpected veins of humor as well as sorrow and anger...Kristin Collins gives a bravura performance...Mossman and his cast dig into the textures of Carr’s script with gusto and sensitivity.”
— Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune
“Kristin Collins and Elise Wolf, playing Hester and Josie respectively, give stunning performances... It will haunt you for weeks to come.”- Picture This Post
— Alexis Bugajski, Picture This Post