Trap & Release
By Emily GoodsonDOWNLOAD MAP
Walkabout Radio Play
A normal morning at the Farmer’s Market takes an unexpected turn when Ellie and Levi meet Lizzie, a strange girl from another time. Their destinies are intertwined as they fight a final, very personal battle against the forces of evil that threaten Bloomington. The final play in the fall series takes listeners on a short walk down the beloved B-line.
We recommend listening to The Women in the Woods, The Brewsters, and Inheritance prior to this experience.
Recommended ages: 14+
Estimated experience time: 35-40 minutes, including approximately 5-10 minutes of walking (non-walking time estimate: 30 minutes).
Additional information: Use of headphones is recommended for the best experience of this play. There are benches at most locations on this walking route.
When listening on your mobile device, we recommend opening the link using your phone’s internet browser/application (rather than clicking the link in your inbox). This will allow you to lock your phone as you move around and enjoy our the Walkabout Radio Play!
Accessibility: We have photos available for patrons who are unable to walk this route. Click HERE to access a companion document.
Questions? Watch the instructional video below. Be sure to open the map before you get started!
Playwright – Emily Goodson
Director – Kate Galvin
Sound Designer and Editor – Robert Hornbostel
Production Manager and Recording Engineer – Corey Hollinger
Performers – Glynnis Marcelle, Cassia Scagnoli, Aubrey Seader, Joshua Smith, Francesca Sobrer, Shannon O’Connor Starks
Emily Goodson (playwright) is a playwright working in the Midwest. She has written multiple musicals, including Lights on the Radio Tower (composer Kevin James Thornton), and Calling All Kates (composer Jeremy Schonfeld). As a recipient of the 2019 Lincoln City Fellowship through the Speranza Foundation, Emily developed the book and concept for Sticks & Stones: A New Musical Featuring the Work of Neko Case. It was workshopped through the Indiana University Summer Theatre program in July 2019 directed by and developed under Kate Galvin. She is currently developing a piece called Kuliling (composer Ed Gatchalian) to open in the Philippines. Her latest play Besties was a 2020 semi-finalist for the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Conference.
Glynnis Marcelle (Agnes) is a recent graduate of the M.F.A. acting program at IU. For Cardinal Stage: Robin Hood (Little John). For IU Theatre: Hamlet (Horatio), By the Bog of Cats (Mrs. Kilbride), Antigone (Antigone), The Goat (Stevie), The Heiress (Catherine), Machinal (Mother), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Arturo Ui). For IU Summer Theatre: The Foreigner (Catherine), Our Town (Mrs. Soames). Other shows include Riverland Theatre’s productions of Seussical the Musical (Mayzie), The Language Archive (Mary), and It’s a Wonderful Life (Mary). For Dakota Prairie Playhouse: Look Homeward, Angel (Eliza Gant), Oliver! (Nancy) and Brighton Beach Memoirs (Kate).
Cassia Scagnoli (Lizzie) is an IU senior B.F.A. Musical Theatre student. For IU Theatre: Wonderful Town (Ruth Sherwood), Pippin (Berthe), Three Sisters (Musician). For IU Summer Theatre: Sticks and Stones (Winnie). For Cardinal Stage Company: Newsies (Hannah/Ensemble), Beauty and the Beast (Silly Girl/Ensemble), and Peter Pan (Tiger Lily/Liza). For University Players: American Idiot (St. Jimmy) and Jasper in Deadland (Lil’ Lu/Ensemble).TV: The Friday Zone (Co-Host). She is currently directing Murder Ballad with University Players. Cassia is from Logansport, Indiana. cassiascagnoli.com
Aubrey Marie Seader (Ellie) is an actor, singer, and producer, originally from Bloomington, Indiana, USA, and usually based in London, England. Playing Ellie in The Women in the Woods is a major silver lining of her Covid-mandated stay in the USA. Aubrey is the creator and producer of the Hijabi Diaries Podcast. Most recent performance work includes: Jess in Lost Letters (by Creighton Irons), featured vocalist for Emily Davis’ Tipple + Tune music series at Cardinal Spirits, and as part of the ensemble for Babylon: Beyond Borders, directed by Ruthie Osterman, at The Bush Theatre in London. Follow her @aubrey.marie.s
Joshua Smith (Levi) is happy to join Cardinal for this fun and exciting new Walkabout Radio Play series! Joshua is an Irene Ryan National Acting Semifinalist, and recent IU Theatre alumnus. In February, he made his feature film debut in the upcoming movie, 6:45, set for theatrical release in 2021.
Francesca Sobrer (Ellenor) was most recently seen as Amanda in Cardinal Stages’ production of The Glass Menagerie. She is thrilled to be part of the Walk-about Radio plays. So much fun! Other Cardinal productions include Love, Loss, and What I Wore, and The Merchant of Venice. BPP productions include Home, Three Views of the Same Object and Sans Merci. Chicago credits: Ella, John Gabriel Borkman, Raven Theatre, US/Maria Callas Masterclass, Timeline Theatre, Everybody BrownPaperBoxCo and US/Sandy Women Laughing Alone with Salad, Theatre Wit. Theatre program director and teacher for Bloomington High School North, for over 20 years, she is now retired from teaching, dividing her time between Chicago and Bloomington, acting and also very much involved in the Chicago storytelling scene. A recent MothStory SLAM winner, Francesca has presented stories for First Person Live, Story Lab, Do Not Submit, and This Much is True.
Shannon O’Connor Starks (Jennet) has performed in numerous Cardinal productions, most recently seen as Wife in The Christians and Mrs. Lambchop in The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley.
Shannon also teaches at Fairview Elementary as a community artist on behalf of Cardinal Stage. She is in her 5th year leading semester theatre classes with 4th-6th graders culminating in a fall play and a spring musical.
Robert Hornbostel (Sound Design and Original Composition) is thrilled to join Cardinal Stage in inviting you all on this dramatic storytelling adventure in our new reality. He believes strongly in supporting artistic endeavors that reimagine the theatrical medium in this new paradigm, and thanks you all for your continued support of the arts. Robert is a proud USA 829 Union Member. Believe survivors, Black Lives Matter.