*Battle of the Bands

Written by Dean Corrin
Directed by Sandy Shinner
March 22 – May 5, 2002


Before becoming chair of the Playwriting Program at DePaul University’s Theatre School, Chicago playwright Dean Corrin saw his plays Expectations, Gentrification and Butler County debut at Victory Gardens. Now Corrin returns with Battle of the Bands, a new comedy about matrimony, middle age and the Monkees. When Steve’s brother’s marriage hits the rocks, he needs a place to stay and wants Steve to dust off his electric guitar and “get the band back together.” Watch what happens when marriage and family are threatened in this garage rock comedy.


Sandy Shinner – Director
Jeff Bauer – Scenic Designer
Judith Lundberg – Costume Designer
Rita Pietraszek – Lighting Designer
Rachel Shteir – Dramaturg
Christopher J. Johnson – Sound Designer
Karl Sullivan – Stage Manager


Justin Cholewa (Neal)
Julie Ganey (Claire)
James Krag (Michael)
Karlie Nurse (Gina)
Jill Shellabarger (Janet)
Phil Ridarelli (Steven)