I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois

IWishToApologize The Agency tells the true story of Stuart Levine, the fallen Chicago power broker whose lurid testimony brought down some of Illinois’ highest-powered politicos. Sex, drugs and electronic cigarettes are just the tip of this mucky iceberg.

Written & Directed By Andrew Gallant & Tim Touhy

Billy Baraw: Agent Brand
Patrick A. Burch: Stuart Levine
Jamie Birkner: The Prosecutor
Iymen Chehade: Tony Rezko
Sean Higgins: Reporter
Cody Lucas: Johnny
Adrienne Matzen: Agent Nichols
James Munson: Edward Vrdolyak
Jack Schultz: Will

Ashleigh Bowers (Sound Designer), Mari Deoleo (Stage Manager), Cecilia Falter (Production Manager), Brian Foster (Assistant Stage Manager), Ellie Humphreys (Lighting Designer), Kate Jacobsen (Costume Designer), Melanie Lewis (Set Designer), Janet Magnuson (Run Crew), Anson Poe (Media Designer), Adam Schulmerich (Technical Director), Bill Richert (photos).

Praise for I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois:

“A delightfully wonky, deeply researched new play…an essential tour of Chicago-style politics on a ketamine trip.” — Keith Griffith, Chicago Reader

“An intelligent show about a crooked life…a smart and streamlined portrait of what Levine’s world was for years and how quickly it unraveled.” 3 out of 4 stars — Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune

“A play about the soul of a man and the heart of a city.” — Carol Marin, NBC 5.

“Thoughtful and thought-provoking.” — Kelly Kleiman, Dueling Critics

photos by Bill Richert

I Wish to Apologize to the People of Illinois in news:

NBC Chicago – Ward Room
Chicago Sun Times article from 11/4
Glencoe News interview with co-writer Andrew Gallant from 10/15
Chicago Tribune article from 9/2