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A Perfect Map of Everything by Connor Geary

November 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Free

Hugo, obsessed with perfection, decides on cartography as his next project. Hamlin, his roommate, can only pack Hugo’s lunchbox on his brief returns home, which are becoming less and less frequent. Connor Geary’s A Perfect Map of Everything manifests the irrational, all-consuming, heartbreaking lengths a person will go to get someone to love them back.

This reading marks Connor Geary’s Chicago playwriting debut.

Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm reading. The Understudy Cafe will be open for refreshments.

CAST

Bennett Petersen as Hugo

Brandon Acosta as Hamlin

Juliet Kang Huneke as Mrs. Galloway / Mr. McGully

Artist bios:

Connor Geary (he/him) is a Chicago based playwright and director. He is a recent graduate of Northwestern University’s theatre department where he completed the playwriting module and the advanced playwriting sequence. Other plays include The Endless Stream of Junk and Propus. Directing credits include The Aliens (Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts), The Fig and the Wasp (Sit and Spin Productions), and March Nine (Vertigo Productions). He also dabbles in black and white 35mm film photography which can be found on his Instagram @connorshootsfilm. He is extremely grateful to all of you for showing interest in his work. Keep up with him at connorgeary.com.

Bennett Petersen (he/him) is a Chicago-based actor, director, and writer. He graduated from Northwestern University in 2022, where he studied Theatre and Musical Theatre Writing. You may have seen him as Gene Wilder in HEIST! (Eclectic Full-Contact Theatre) or as Victor in DRY LAND (Snails on a Bike). He wrote lyrics for an original one-act musical titled HOME FOR THE SUMMER with his costars Brandon and Juliet, produced by the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University. He could not be more grateful to breathe life into Connor’s words, and to work with Brandon, Juliet, and Connor once again. Any inquiries can be made to bennettpetersen2018@gmail.com or on Instagram @bennettscottpetersen.

Juliet Kang Huneke is an actor, playwright, and teaching artist who is passionate about theatre that is larger than life. Chicago acting credits include: Arviragus in CYMBELINE (Midsommer Flight), Joan 3 in JOAN AND THE FIRE (Trap Door Theatre), Fanny in THE UGLY ONE (Trap Door Theatre), and WHEN THE SUN MELTS AWAY (Token Theatre). As a writer, she was recently awarded the ReImagine: New Plays in TYA grant to develop her new play for young audiences, HANNAH AND HALMONI SAVE THE WORLD!. When she’s not acting or writing, Juliet teaches silly theatre classes at Chicago Children’s Theatre. Northwestern 2022! https://www.julietkanghuneke.com/

Brandon Acosta (he/him) is a Chicago based Actor/Composer. A proud recent graduate of Northwestern University, Brandon has appeared onstage at Metropolis Performing Arts Center, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, Drury Lane Theatre, and Paramount Theatre. When he is not performing or writing, Brandon works as the Arts Department Coordinator for PBS Kids’ Donkey Hodie. Special thanks to Connor for his beautiful, silly, touching story! (@pfgum2)

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