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$15 Preview / $25 Performance

The Studio Theatre - Now. Here. This.

May 16th - 19th, 21st - 25th, 2019

Show Time: 7:00pm

Amoebas, amino acids, and a giant ass rock. Journey with us through time and space in this cosmic comedy as we join four friends in the Natural History Museum. They explore their personal history and its microscopic place in the great chasm of the universe. Between exhibits on turtles, space, birds, and the bees these four find themselves contemplating how we got here. Step out of the museum and directly into the present moment, to experience the adventure of your own life. Now - not the past or the future. Here - exactly where you are. This - whatever it is you're doing... if you can get to the intersection of these three things... you will be free to truly appreciate your life.
CONTENT ADVISORY: Sexual Content, Adult Content, Language

Whitney Morse


Whitney Morse won Broadway World's award for Best Supporting Actress for Proof in the Inaugural Season at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. Morse kicked off the first season in Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. In The Studio Theatre's second season, Morse starred in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune as Frankie, and in Company as Amy. Over this past summer at The Studio Theatre, Morse accomplished a once-in-a-lifetime acting experience in White Rabbit Red Rabbit. She also performed a one-woman run of fourteen sold-out performances for Tell Me On a Sunday. Audiences have most recently seen her play the iconic role of Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com

Chantelle Cognevich


Chantelle Cognevich was last seen at The Studio as Jenny Steinberg in It Shoulda Been You and also as Susan in Company and is stoked to be back! Gollum Owned a Tropical Smoothie (Sound Bites 6.0), See What I Wanna See; Shining Lives: the musical (PenArts,Inc), Hairspray (Mac-Haydn), South Pacific, Peter Pan, Church Basement Ladies 2: A Second Helping (Jenny Wiley Theatre). Favorite roles: Romeo and Juliet (Nurse), On the Verge (Alex), Wizard of Oz (Wicked Witch). Chantelle is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy and has her BFA in musical theatre. Many thanks to the team at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol and to her family. www.chantellecognevich.com

Nick Shoda


Nick is thrilled to be working with The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol for the first time! He holds a BFA in Theatre Performance from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, and has appeared in many Chicago-based productions, including Pacific Overtures (Porchlight Music Theatre), Now. Here. This., A New Brain, Godspell, and Reefer Madness (Brown Paper Box Co.), Next to Normal (MadKap Productions), Recurring John (Underscore Theatre Company), Homefront (Project 891 Theatre Company), and Evolution/Creation (Quest Theatre Ensemble). TV credits include Chicago Fire. Nick is proudly represented by Big Mouth Talent and can be found on Twitter @NickShoda.

David Paul Rowan


David Paul Rowan is excited to be back with The Studio this season for Now. Here. This. David attended the University of North Florida where he received his Bachelors of Music Education concentrating in violin and voice. He served as the choir and theatre director for The Villages High School for three years. David has had the opportunity of performing for Star Wars in Concert with the Royal Philharmonic and sang on stage with Patti Lupone at the Sharon L. Morse Performing Arts Center. Previous roles include Jonah in Bad Jews, David in Company, Lt. Cable in South Pacific, Dr. Neville Craven in The Secret Garden and Marty in It Shoulda Been You. David would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support. IG - @davidpaulrowan

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