Battle of the Bands*
Mar 22May 5, 2002
By Dean Corrin


Sandy Shinner


Dean Corrin


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


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.

Production Team

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