Nothing Without a Company Announces Cast for

The Kid Thing

March 13 - Apr 15, 2017

CHICAGO, January 26, 2017 - Chicago non profit theatre company Nothing Without a Company is proud to  announce casting for its 2017 spring production, The Kid Thing, written by Sarah Gubbins, and directed by Jake Fruend. The cast features Shalyn Welch, Samantha Michelle Nava, Anna Rose Ii-Epstein, Taylor Raye, and Gabriel Fries. Previews are on March 13, 14 and 15. The show opens on Thursday, March 16, closes on Sunday, April 15, and runs Thursday to Sunday every week at 7:30 pm. The location of The Kid Thing is the North Mansion of Berger Park Cultural Center, 6205 N. Sheridan Road, Chicago, Illinois.

The Kid Thing proves that sometimes, good news isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. When two lesbian couples, who have been best friends for years, get together for a dinner party, the unexpected announcement of one couple’s pregnancy manages to rock both relationships. Darcy (Welch) and Leigh (Nava) find themselves confronting the delayed conversation of having kids of their own following Nate (li-Epstein) and Margot (Raye)’s pregnancy announcement; Leigh is ready to get started and Darcy is… more hesitant. A chance visit brings Margot’s sperm donor, Jacob (Fries)—a college friend of Nate and Leigh’s—to Chicago, and gives Leigh the opportunity to move one step closer to her parenting goal.

Nothing Without a Company is producing innovative, thought provoking, and quality art; encouraging our audiences to think outside of the box. We seek to maintain financial sustainability and to create job opportunities in Chicago's diverse art community. NWaC especially supports LGBTQIA artists by providing a safe and creative space to explore their voices and talents. We encourage emerging artists by hosting live panels, creative mentorship opportunities, and exclusive workshops and programs to develop site-specific and immersive theatre. Nothing Without a Company is planting theatre around Chicago with all forms of media to empower self and community through immersive and revolutionary acts of art in site-specific and reclaimed environments.