A World Premiere by Reina Hardy
Directed by Kyle Zamcheck


Beauty never showed up. 

After centuries under the curse, the Beast and his one remaining magical servant have moved into a shabby apartment near a 7-11, hoping for a lower cost of living and better luck with girls. In the threatening, impossible, completely ordinary world of paying rent and taking public transportation, is a happy ending even possible? Are there witches in Chicago? Is this hat sufficient? And can a good story and a little light save the day? 

A romantic comedy about facing the witch in your head, and finding the wish in your heart. 


Only - Carolyn Faye Kramer+

Beast - Michael Miller

Aiofe - Shannon Grounds

Witch - Lana Dieterich


Production Crew

Director - Kyle Zamcheck

Production Manager - Amy Morgan Minor

Stage Manager - Andrew Perry

Set Designer - Ann Marie Gordon

Costume Designer - Cassie Padgett

Lighting Designer - Patrick Anthony

Sound Designer - Buzz Moran

Songs by - Adam Sultan


Photos by Sara Erensoy


+Carolyn Faye Kramer appeared courtesy of Actor's Equity



© Shrewd Productions, Photos by Errich Petersen, Kimberley Mead, Steve Rogers, Tia Boyd, Maureen Martinez, Sara Erensoy, Tate English and Bret Brookshire


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