March 16 – April 15, 2023

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm
Sundays at 3:00pm
No performance 4/9/23

Performed at The Den Theatre
1331 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 697-3830

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MASKS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED IN THE PERFORMANCE SPACE. The Den Theatre will follow the guidelines recommended by Chicago Department of Public Health and CDC Community Risk Levels as outlined in the City of Chicago COVID dashboard. In the event that the Community Risk Level is HIGH, masking will be required.



Directed by Promethean Theatre Ensemble member Anna C. Bahow

On a dusty road between Backwards and Conspiratorial lies a town called Progress; where Ida, the mayor, hopes to create a utopia where the women are on top.  Only – the water pump doesn’t work, the tumbleweeds have eyes, and the new citizens have other notions. Vivian wants to make a baby, Slim wants to make money, and Weed is up for anything as long as there is bacon.  Chicago playwright Trina Kakacek’s modern day fable explores the stories we tell ourselves about gender, economics, and family in this world premiere comedy.


Cameron Feagin*

Cameron Feagin*

Kali Skatchke

Kali Skatchke

Teri Talo

Teri Talo

Chris Woolsey

Chris Woolsey

Creatives & Crew

Assistant Director/ Stage ManagerKyle Aschbrenner
DirectorAnna C. Bahow*
Intimacy/Violence DesignerCharlie Baker

Scenic Designer/Technical Director/Props DesignerJeremiah Barr*
Production ManagerSamantha K. Barr
DramaturgAndres Coronado*
ProducerJared Dennis*

CastingCameron Feagin*
Sound Designer
Emily Hayman
PlaywrightTrina Kakacek

Artistic Co-ProducerBrian Pastor*
Costume DesignerRachel M. Sypniewski
Lighting DesignerKaren Wallace


Weed (understudy)Gunner Bradley*
Vivian (understudy)Julia Cicero
Ida (understudy)Christina Renee Jones*
Slim (understudy)Megan Wesner

“Wonderstudies” are truly the bedrock of the theatre. These dedicated professionals work alongside the cast to develop characters and fulfill the promise that the show will go on. The Chicago theatre community – producers, performers, and audiences – is indebted to understudies and the directing/stage management teams that help them prepare.


* Promethean Ensemble Member

Our Community Partner for this Production


Since 1985, Chicago Foundation for Women has invested more than $45 million through over 4,000 grants, annually impacting 226,000 women, girls, trans, and gender nonbinary individuals across the Chicago region, so they are healthy, safe, and economically secure. Nearly four decades later, CFW continues to be the only organization in the Chicago region to take a comprehensive approach to expanding economic security, ensuring freedom from violence, and enhancing access to health services for these individuals. Click here to learn more. Click here to donate.

Production Photos

by Airan Wright

A Town Called Progress marketing image adapted from royalty-free photos by _Marion and ds_30 on Pixabay.