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THEATER 'This Is Only a Test' Feb. 11-March 12
2022-01-12

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Broken Nose Theatre, a pay-what-you-can theater company, is welcoming back live audiences this winter with the world premiere of Eric Reyes Loo's drama This Is Only a Test, directed by Toma Tavares Langston.

The production will run at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., Feb. 11-March 12.

The cast includes company members RjW Mays with Zhanna Albertini, Graham Helfrick, Sophia Vitello, Christopher M. Walsh and Austyn Williamson. Understudies include Maureen Azzun, Jeremiah Davis, Tim Huggenberger, Audrey Michaela, Kiefer Otto and Toma Lynn Smith.

The plot is as follows in this darkly satirical play: The faculty at Washington High have decided to take "being prepared" to a whole new level. Through a series of Active Shooter Drills, their students will be trained on how to fight back against intruders. But as they're asked to quell violence by responding violently, four teenagers begin to wonder: If we're so prepared, why do we feel even more unsafe?

Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre performances are "pay-what-you-can," allowing patrons to set their own prices; visit brokennosetheatre.com and thedentheatre.com .

Note: The Den currently requires proof of vaccination for all guests, staff and performers and adheres to all CDC, state and local safety guidelines. Additionally, masking is required for all guests during performances. For the most current information on The Den's COVID guidelines, visit thedentheatre.com/covid19-policy.


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