Interrobang Theatre Project & Rivendell Theatre Ensemble 

a mile in the dark

A World Premiere by Emily Schwend

Directed by Georgette Verdin

November 11 - December 11, 2022

Jess's stepmother Carol was a cheerful woman whose unexpected passing has left Jess searching for answers. Can something in Carol's life explain her untimely death? Originally slated to be produced in Interrobang’s 2020-2021 season,  Interrobang and Rivendell have joined forces to finally bring this eerie and unsettling new play to life. A MILE IN THE DARK is about the people we think we know but don't and the hard truth sitting in plain sight.


Regular Performances
Thursday & Friday @ 8:00pm
Saturday @ 4:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday @ 3:00pm


Previews: Friday, November 11 at 8 pm and Saturday, November 12 at 8 pm

Special Performances
Monday, November 28 at 8:00pm (industry night)
Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00pm

December 3 - Town Hall Discussion
"Discussing the Stigma of Seeking Help"
Immediately following the 4pm matinee


Samantha Luce

Melanie Hernandez

Jill Wolf, LCSW

 All performances will take place at Rivendell Theatre, 5775 N Ridge Ave, Chicago.

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Scan the code to access the A Mile in the Dark  Digital Program or click HERE to download.



Keith Kupferer
Roger/ RTE Member

Laura Berner Taylor

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Matthew Martinez


William Anthony 
Sebastian Rose II


Liz Sharpe


Creative Team


Emily Schwend

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Georgette B. Verdin
Director / Artistic Director
Interrobang Theatre Project / RTE member


Richie Vavrina, Production Manager

Wendye Clarendon, Stage Manager

Sarah SlightDramaturg

Lindsay Mummert, Scenic Designer

Eric Watkins, Lighting Designer

Gregory Graham, Costume Designer

Erik Siegling, Sound Designer

Bren Coombs, Props Designer
Garrett Steinke, Master Electrician

Evan Sposato, Technical Director

Warren Duncan, Understudy

Charlotte MarkleUnderstudy

Sydney Rene CoxUnderstudy

Erin SheetsAsst. Stage Manager

Brit Cooper RobinsonCommunity Engagement

Tara Mallen, Rivendell Artistic Director/Producer

Catherine Painter, Rivendell Managing Director

Elana Elyce, Interrobang Theatre Project Artistic Producer


Media + Resources

All production photos are credited to Michael Brosilow.

Keith Kupferer and Laura Berner Taylor


Keith Kupferer and Laura Berner Taylor


Laura Berner Taylor and William Anthony Sebastian Rose


Laura Berner Taylor and Liz Sharpe


Laura Berner Taylor,  Keith Kupferer and Matthew Martinez Hannon


Keith Kupferer and Laura Berner Taylor