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Nice Girl

by Melissa Ross

directed by Lauren Shouse

January 24 – March 11

Performances Begin Wednesday, January 24 at 7:30 pm.
Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.
Josephine has a dead-end job, still lives with her mother, and has settled into the uncomfortable comfort of being single at age 37. But when she’s given the possibility of change, she takes tentative steps towards a new life. A play about the tragedy and joy of figuring out who you are and letting go of who you were supposed to be.  
  Melissa Ross’s plays include Thinner Than Water, You Are Here, Do Something Pretty, The Allies, Nice Girl, Of Good Stock,and An Entomologist’s Love Story. Thinner Than Water and Nice Girl were both originally produced by Labyrinth Theater Company. Thinner Than Water is included in the anthology “New Playwrights: Best Plays of 2011” by Smith and Kraus. Of Good Stock received its world premiere at South Coast Repertory as a part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival, followed by a production at Manhattan Theater Club. Melissa is a graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Program at The Juilliard School, a two-time winner of the Le Comte de Nouy Prize, and is a proud member of both the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages and Labyrinth Theater Company.


  • "You and me we're gonna go out on the town gonna go to the city even maybe gonna meet some guys gonna have fun gonna say yes, Jo.

    OK? We're gonna say yes. To everything."



Lucy Carapetyan as Josephine
Lynn Baker as Francine
Stella Martin as Sherry
Benjamin Sprunger as Donnie


Katherine Swan
Anne Wrider
Devri Chism
Mike Newquist

Creative Team

Lauren Shouse (Director)
Lauren Nigri (Set Designer)
Noel Huntzinger (Costume Designer)
Becca Jeffords (Lighting Designer)
Sarah Putts (Sound Designer)
John Buranosky (Props Designer)
Wilhelm Peters (Stage Manager)
Jordan Pokorney (Assistant Director)

Call 773.338.2177 to make your reservation.