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​‘Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England’ explores evolution of relationships

The DePaul Theatre School Production opens Oct. 20

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The evolution of relationships is explored in 'Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England,' which runs Oct. 20 to 29 at The Theatre School.
CHICAGO — The Theatre School at DePaul University presents “Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” written by Madeleine George and directed by April Cleveland. It opens Oct. 20 and runs through Oct. 29 in the Sondra & Denis Healy Theatre, 2350 N. Racine Ave. Performances are 7:30 p.m Wednesdays through Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. Previews are 7:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19.

“Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England” tells the story of the Dean, her young girlfriend and her ex who all share anything but a “typical” relationship. Conflict arises when the Dean tries to shut down the town’s rarely frequented, but beloved, museum and the women are forced to work through their differing ideas about academics, life and love. This play is recommended for mature audiences.

The cast features Matthew Elam (The Caretaker), Isabelle Jennings (Andromeda), Mira Jugaden (Dean Wreen), Sola Thompson (Greer), Nick Trengrove (Early Man 1) and Garrett Young (Early Man 2).

The production team includes Torrey Meyer (scenic design), Olivia Preye Engobor (costume design), Andrei Borges (lighting design), Madeline Doyle (sound design), Rachel Perzynski (dramaturgy) and Nick Nyquist (stage management).

Cleveland is a director and educator from Los Angeles. She is currently an MFA student at DePaul University, where she recently directed “Dying City” and “Janes: A Prologue.” She has served as the artistic director of Urbana Theatre in Urbana, Illinois, where she directed “Annie,” “The Sound of Music,” “Once Upon a Mattress,” “Anything Goes” and “Lucky Stiff.”

Cleveland studied acting at The Strasberg Institute in Hollywood, California. She holds a dual degree in philosophy and the history of mathematics and science from St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In Santa Fe, she directed “Phenomenology of Puppet.” She has also directed her own adaptations of W.E.B DuBois’s “The Souls of Black Folk” and Dostoyevsky’s “The Brothers Karamazov.”

For patrons who are blind or have low vision, or who require wheelchair accessible or companion seating, contact the box office at 773-325-7917 for more information.

The Oct. 22 and 26 performances will be followed by a post-show discussion. Visit or call the box office for additional details.

Tickets are $15, preview tickets are $10 and student tickets are $5. Tickets are available by calling the box office or visiting


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