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Judy Doomed Us All

created by Rat Queen Theatre Company ​​

Co-produced with J. Mehr Kaur 

Judy Doomed Us All is a gritty, political, Americana musical wrapped in a tumbleweed and served on a tablecloth from Party City. Set on the 4th of July in a reimagined 1980s, a fictionalized Nancy Reagan continues her Grand National Tour across the Heartland. As Nancy and her joke writer, Anthony Dolan, roll into a small town in Kansas, a massive tornado approaches, leaving the two political figures trapped amongst the cornfields and corner stores. The story unfolds as two best friends, Judy and Blinker, leave the shelter of their basement-turned-clubhouse and find themselves struggling to understand what growing up means when your resources are limited. Could they be like Nancy Reagan? Or will they be like the outsiders- A drag queen named Dorothy and her two best friends Gertie and Scarecrow who live in a punk house and try to stay afloat amongst the decay. As the storm approaches the characters intersect and the play examines what occurs when class lines are blurred in the midst of a statewide-emergency.We come to learn that good intentions don’t always lead to a good result. The tornado is not the only thing that could destroy the town.

CREW:

 

Directed by Carsen Joenk 

 

Music Directed by Andrew Barret Cox 

 

Stage Managed by Aja Depass 

 

Scenic Design by Alex Emond 

 

Sound Design by C.M. Swan- Streepy

 

With music by Sam Aneson, Grant Chamberlin, KG Garlington, Jess Marlor, Bre Northrup, Melanie Rose Thomas, Oil the Band, and Viraj Gandhi

 

Percussion by Nikola Balac

 

Production Photos by Eva Mueller

 

 

CAST:

 

Judy: Cathy Ang 

 

Blinker: Bre Northrup

 

Nancy Reagan: Dylan Whelan 

 

Anthony Dolan: Simon Henriques 

 

Kitty Kelley: Raquel Loving 

 

Gertie; Kyra Bowser 

 

Dorothy: Jiho Kang

 

Scarecrow: Molly Bicks 

 

Man on the Radio: Danny Wilfred 

 

The Witches: Sam Aneson, Mari Moriarty, and Natasha Hakata