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Wife Material

Book, lyrics and music by Jamie Shriner

Musical Arrangements by Annabelle Revak

Directed by Dana Anderson

Music Direction by Kyra Leigh

Produced by Underscore Theatre Company

Poster Design by Charles Riffenburg, GrabBag Media 

Pre-Production Photos by Joe Underbakke

Previews: Thursday, November 8 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, November 10 at 7:30 pm

Regular run: Thursday, November 15 – Sunday, December 9, 2018

Curtain Times: Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays at 3 pm & 7:30 pm; Sundays at 3 pm. 

Please note: there will not be a performance on Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving).

Benefit performance: Sunday, December 1 at 7:30 pm. Proceeds benefit Sarah's Circle, a non-profit supporting homeless and at-risk women. 

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Growing up in conservative Indiana, Jamie Shriner always knew what it meant to be “wife material,” but as a queer, sex-positive feminist, she never fit the bill. Yet in January 2017, she found herself married to a man. What gives? In Wife Material, Shriner brings her comedic chops and pop-music sensibility to explore the pressures and constraints put on young women, and to prove that even “that girl” deserves true love.

Press and Awards

"...fertile ground for both actor and audience to work through the ways today’s climate is wearing on women’s gender expression and sexuality." - Chicago Reader 

"...a show and a type of theatre that we desperately need more of." - PerformInk

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Cast & Creatives


Jamie Shriner

Caitlin Dobbins

Natalie Rae

Directed by Dana Anderson

Musical Direction by Kyra Leigh

Stage Manager/Intimacy Captain Christine Lauer

Scenic Design Nicholas Schwartz

Costume Design Christina Leinicke

Lighting Design Ellie Humphrys

Sound Design Robert Hornbostel

Props Design Persephone Lawrence-Wescott

Projections Design Drew de Pinto

Dramaturg Kate Cuellar

Technical Director Josh Prisching

Master Electrician Becs Bartle

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