Zink: The Myth, The Legend, The Zebra

By Cherie Bennett
 
A TAP (Teen Arts Project) Production

Directed by Adeline Sokolowski
Director Mentorship by Steven Reid

 
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Commissioned by First Stage Milwaukee, ZINK is about true courage in the face of unpredictable predators. Imaginative, funny, and heartbreaking, it’s the story of the relationship of Becky, a lonely pre-teen girl with leukemia, to her guardian-angel herd of zebras. The zebras range from street-smart Ice Z to grandfatherly Papa Zeke, effete Zilch to endearing Shlep, a furry green monkey sure that he is actually a zebra. From them, Becky learns about Zink, a mythical polka-dotted zebra, once an outcast but later a hero with the most courage and biggest heart. Becky’s health worsens and she zaps back and forth between her real life and the zebra world until the shattering, breathtaking, and uplifting conclusion.

 

CONTENT WARNING: This production contains discussions and depictions of terminal illness(es) and death. Parental discretion is strongly advised, especially for young children.

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois.

PERFORMANCES in the CELLAR

February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8PM
February 4, 11 at 2:30PM

Ticket Information
PERFORMANCES in the CELLAR
February 2, 3, 9, 10 at 8PM
February 4, 11 at 2:30PM
 
TICKETS – on sale January 12 for 4CP Members; on sale January 15 for general public
 
$15 / Ticket
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Cast
THE CAST:
VERA BARFIELD as Lee Zaslow
ARIANA EVERETT as Sara Bowder / Zuzi
SUSAN GASS as Zilch
NICK HAGY as Papa Zeke
KATIE HUTCHINS as Diane Zaslow
BRIAN JOHNS as Ted Zaslow
ALEX MADISON as Shlep
CHARLES SOKOLOWSKI as Zip
KYLE SPERRY as Nurse Pat / Terry Belcher
KAT SULLIVAN as Becky Zaslow
RYAN TAYLOR as Ice Z
PIPER WELLS as Zap
MELINA ZIMET as Darlene Dunbar / Ashley Chaffin
 
Production Team

Directed by Adeline Sokolowski
Director Mentorship by Steven Reid
Producer: Meghan Wallace
Production Stage Managers: Susanna Johns, Sadie Gass
Stage Management Mentor: Debbie Owen
Scenic Design Team: John Baker, Tom Wallace, Steven Reid, Adeline Sokolowski
Scenic Painter: Mary Speed
Lighting Designer: Nate Hutchins
Lighting Design Mentor: Steven Reid
Sound Design & Engineering: Diane Zimet
Sound Design & Engineering Menor: David Hutchins
Costume Designer: Karen Schlicht
Theater Operations Manager: Jennifer Phelps
Production Manager: Gary Warwick White
Assistant Production Manager: Devynn Thomas
Marketing Director: Edward Warwick White