WeGo Drama to bring Marvel universe to the stage with 'Squirrel Girl' play Sept. 24-25

  • From left, Mikail Herrera, Daniela Luna, Maggie Hancock, and Katherine Vander Plaats rehearse for "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College." The production will be Sept. 24-25.

    From left, Mikail Herrera, Daniela Luna, Maggie Hancock, and Katherine Vander Plaats rehearse for "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College." The production will be Sept. 24-25. Courtesy of WeGo Drama

  • On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, WeGo Drama, including from left, Philip Calabrese, Alex Bradley, Olivia Wesling, Katherine Vander Plaats, Nirali Kadakia, and Mikail Herrera will present "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College."

    On Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, WeGo Drama, including from left, Philip Calabrese, Alex Bradley, Olivia Wesling, Katherine Vander Plaats, Nirali Kadakia, and Mikail Herrera will present "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College." Courtesy of WeGo Drama

  • WeGo Drama students, from left, Vinny Lamantia, Hannah Brown, Katherine Vander Plaats, Avery Moffatt, and Daniela Luna are putting on "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College" Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25.

    WeGo Drama students, from left, Vinny Lamantia, Hannah Brown, Katherine Vander Plaats, Avery Moffatt, and Daniela Luna are putting on "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College" Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25. Courtesy of WeGo Drama

 
 
Updated 9/20/2021 6:20 PM

WeGo Drama continues their season by bringing Marvel Comics to life with "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College."

Performances will begin at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 24-25, at West Chicago Community High School, Entrance F, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago.

 

Tickets are $8 or $5 for students, available at the door or at wegotheatre.com. Proper masks are required for all audience members.

This Marvel Spotlight play tells the story of Squirrel Girl as she battles the forces of Doctor Doom and M.O.D.O.C. as she makes true friends in college. This show is appropriate for the whole family.

WeGo Drama senior Olivia Wesling states, "It is wonderful to play Squirrel Girl. She is such a sweet character. She is 'unbeatable' because of her amazing attitude. The story about going to college and making friends is so relatable."

Vinny Lamantia continues, "The show is sweet and special. I enjoy all the silly laughs."

Hannah Brown adds, "Bringing a comic book to life is pretty fun. I think the audience will feel good, because that is what we need right now -- a hero who brings out the best in people."

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The company of actors and crew for the show includes from Carol Stream: Philip Calabrese, Margaret "Maggie" Hancock, Sarah Larimer, Alysa Solomon, Kathryn Wenberg and William Wenberg

From West Chicago: Kenya Bahena, Alex Bradley, Ava Fini, Christina Guo, Enaya Kazmi, Nirali Kadakia, Vincent Lamantia, Grace Miller, Vincent Ross, Katherine Vander Plaats, and Olivia Wesling.

From Winfield: Hannah Brown, Carolyn Fleming, Mikail "Kai" Herrera, Elizabeth Hurley, Leah "Avery" Moffatt, Elizabeth Ryan, and Jazmin Wilkins.

"Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College" is written by Karen Zacarías, a playwright and te founder of Young Playwrights' Theater, an award-winning theater company that teaches playwriting in local public schools. Her other plays include "Native Gardens," "Destiny of Desire," "The Book Club Play," "Mariela in the Desert," and "The Sins of Sor Juana."

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

This WeGo Drama production is directed by Mark Begovich; technical direction is by Christopher Jensen; costumes are by Clare McKelleston; and hair and makeup by Jaime Elsa. "Marvel Spotlight: Squirrel Girl Goes to College" is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, New York.

The WeGo Drama season began with the classic play "Harvey" on Aug. 20-21. It will continue on Nov. 4-5 with "Clue: On Stage," and "Little Shop of Horrors" on April 28-30.

For more information, contact Mark Begovich at mbegovich@d94.org or visit www.wegotheatre.com.

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