Chicago's exciting new production company, Make-Believe Association.
On December 11, Make-Believe Association made its debut with a free staged reading of Thornton Wilder's holiday masterpiece, The Long Christmas Dinner. The diverse cast of great Chicago actors reflected Wilder's vision for the play: a story about one family that's really about all families.
Featuring Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Miguel Cervantes, Shannon Cochran, Gaby Godinez, Henry Godinez, Daniel Kyri, Lily Mojekwu, Avi Roque, Peter Sagal, Kristina Valada-Viars, and Tappan Wilder. Directed by Henry Wishcamper.
Make-Believe Association, under the leadership of Founder and Executive Producer Jeremy McCarter, explores stories and our society. Based in Chicago, the nonprofit production company offers readings, concerts, and conversations that help us make sense of ourselves and our times. Its stories, both classics and newly commissioned plays, reflect the breadth of Chicago’s cultural heritage; its artists reflect the diversity of the city’s population. Tickets to the company’s productions are free, one of many ways it strives to be democratic in its practice as well as in its ideals.