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Come Together (A Virtual Night of One Acts)

May 30th

Oil Lamp ONLINE! presents a virtual night of one acts called, Come Together. You must reserve a seat to attend this performance as seats are limited. There is no charge to attend the reading, however, donations or support of any kind are greatly appreciated. For more details on the reading view the image below OR visit:

The lineup

Come Together is an evening of one acts that also includes an in-depth look into Oil Lamp Theater’s history to celebrate how far we’ve come and where we’re headed! The one acts are:

Sure Thing by David Ives: Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes, and faux pas on the way to falling in love.

Mrs. Sorken by Christopher Durang: A middle-aged suburban matron is scheduled to give a lecture on the meaning of theatre, but has lost her notes. Relying on memory, her comments are dotty, but definitely endearing.

Hey, Hi, Hello by J. Scott: A hopeful miscalculation and routine deceit leave a host and his ‘couch surfer’ navigating an evening of awful boxed wine and wayward dreams.


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More information regarding specific shows will be revealed soon!

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Keith Gerth – Sure Thing & Mrs. Sorken

Jay Pastucha – Hey, Hi, Hello


cast & Bios

Robert Sicklesteel: Robert is very excited to participate in this night of virtual one acts!  Previous credits include shows at Strawdog Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, and Edge of the Wood Theatre. Robert is a graduate of Illinois State University.  Thank you everyone at Oil Lamp Theatre.

Kat Moraros: An East Coast transplant, Kat Moraros is an ensemble member with the Murder Mystery Company of Chicago, GreatWorks Theatre Company, and Midnight Summit Ensemble. Recent credits include The Tempest with Midsommer Flight (Trinculo), The Odd Couple (Female Version) with Oil Lamp Theater (Sylvie), Picasso at the Lapin Agile with Ghostlight Ensemble (Sagot), Turtle with Redtwist Theatre (Molly U/S), and No Exit with Midnight Summit Ensemble (Inez). Training: Black Box Academy, BA Acting Bates College, classical training at London Dramatic Academy. Kat is proudly represented by Gill Talent Group Chicago. @katmoraros

Beth Goldberg: Beth is thrilled to be a part of the one acts, Come Together. Beth has performed in seven Oil Lamp Theater productions, or is eight?.. hard to keep track 🙂  She sends a big thank you to Keith and Jay for giving her this opportunity to keep performance and entertainment alive during these times. Enjoy, and be well.

Zachary Parkhurst: Zachary Parkhurst is a Chicago-based actor and theatre artist. Film: The End of the Tour (A24 Films), Dyplopia (TO 48hr). Stage: Seussical! (Riverbank Theatre), The Secret Garden, Shakespeare Presents Hamlet!, Wizard of Oz, Aladdin (Hampstead Stage Company), Merry Wives of Windsor (Shakespeare BASH’d), Rowing (Then They Fight); And Now, The End (anteUP, Summerworks 2014). As a director: Oliver Twist, Jungle Book (Hampstead Stage Company). In Chicago, he associate produced Three Stories Up, The Man That Corrupted Christmas, and The Lakes with Theatre in the Dark. Former Co-Artistic Producer of Filament Incubator in Toronto, which produced eight plays in eight months.

Abby Railsback: Abby Railsback was born and raised in Neodesha, Kansas. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Theater from Missouri Southern State University, she attended Regent University where she earned her Master of Fine Arts in Acting. Shortly after graduation she toured nationally with Hampstead Stage Company in productions of Pinocchio Beauty and the Beast. She now proudly calls the beautiful city of Chicago, home. She is passionate about Shakespeare and education through the medium of theater. When not on stage, Abby is most often found watching crime procedurals with her dog, Marcy.

Robert Sicklesteel
Kat Moraros
Beth Goldberg
Zachary Parkhurst
Abby Railsback