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WeGo Drama: Marvel Universe Comes to Life on Stage with Squirrel Girl Goes To College

WeGo Drama continues their season by bringing Marvel Comics to life with “Marvel Spotlight:  Squirrel Girl Goes To College.” Performances are Sept. 24 and 25, 2021 at West Chicago Community High School, Entrance F, 326 Joliet St., West Chicago. Tickets are $5 for students and $8 for adults 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.”

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, Daniela Luna, 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 Zacarias. This Wego Drama production is directed by Mark Begovich; technical direction is by Christopher Jensen; costumes are by kClare McKelleston; and hair and make-up by Jaime Elsa. “Marvel Spotlight:  Squirrel Girl Goes To College” is presented through special arrangement with Concord Theatricals, New York.

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

 

Rehearsal for "Marvel Spotlight: Squirel Girl Goes To College"

(From left)  Vinny Lamantia, Hannah Brown, Katherine Vander Plaats, Avery Moffatt, and Daniela Luna rehearse for “Marvel Spotlight:  Squirrel Girl Goes To College.”

(From left)  Mikail Herrera, Daniela Luna, Maggie Hancock, and Katherine Vander Plaats rehearse for “Marvel Spotlight:  Squir

(From left)  Mikail Herrera, Daniela Luna, Maggie Hancock, and Katherine Vander Plaats rehearse for “Marvel Spotlight:  Squirrel Girl Goes To College.”

(From left) Philip Calabrese, Alex Bradley, Olivia Wesling, Katherine Vander Plaats, Nirali Kadakia, and Mikail Herrera rehea

(From left) Philip Calabrese, Alex Bradley, Olivia Wesling, Katherine Vander Plaats, Nirali Kadakia, and Mikail Herrera rehearse for “Marvel Spotlight:  Squirrel Girl Goes To College.”