The Unfortunates by Aoise Stratford
Presented at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont, Chicago.
Jeff Awards Nominated!
Don't Miss this riveting tour-de-force!
Kurt Johns (Director)
Gail Rastorfer (Mary Jane Kelly)
Meg Elliott (Understudy-Mary Jane Kelly)
Jenniffer Thusing (Stage Manager, Scenic Coordinator)
Heather Sparling (Lighting Designer)
Alice Broughton (Costume Designer)
Paul Deziel (Projections Designer)
Eric Backus (Sound Designer, Composer)
Lynn Nelson Donovan (Properties)
Jason Shivers (Production Manager)
Based on a true story The Unfortunates, set in Victorian London, follows Mary-Jane Kelly, a down on her luck “unfortunate.” One night she encounters a stranger alone in her local tavern. Will this mysterious gentleman buy her safety for the night or turn out to be Jack the Ripper? The New York Times called it “haunting…engrossing” and TimeOut New York gave it 4 stars and said, "it achieves a rare combination of pathos and humor, breathing fresh life into women we might have otherwise think of only as long-dead prey.”