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Cartoon
By Steve Yockey
Directed by ensemble member Michael Cotey
Featuring ensemble member Andrew Voss with Alexandra Bonesho, David Franz, Lindsey Gagliano, Jordan Gwiazdowski, Sydney Ruf-Wong, Jessie Scibek, and Jason Waszak
Performed at The Milwaukee Fortress
November 30 - December 15, 2012 (12 performances)

Chaos ensues in ToonTown after the mischievous Trouble steals the giant hammer bratty dictator Esther uses to maintain a monotonous but peaceful order. Played through a series of TV episodes like a sugar-shocked Saturday morning, CARTOON is an in-your-face satire of a forthcoming totalitarian world.

Assistant Director Paul Madden
Choreographer Joelle Worm
Scenic Design & Technical Director Eric Schallhorn
Lighting Design Ross Zentner       Costume Design Eleanor Cotey
Sound Design & Composer Tim Russell
Animations Tommy Simms
Performance Stage Manager Luke Erickson
Blood Effects Séan McArdle        Gun Advisor Jim Guy
Fight Choreography Dan Katula
Promotional Image Ross Zentner (photography), Tommy Simms (design)
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reviews
“Youngblood’s Orwellian tale of how we dumb ourselves down was the most innovative play I saw in Wisconsin this year.” - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Cartoon is one of the biggest projects in Youngblood’s short history, but there is nothing lumbering or staid about it. It will confirm your suspicions that the rumors of the death of American theater are greatly exaggerated.” - Milwaukee Magazine
“One of those shows that makes you glad for the existence of theater.” - Milwaukee Theatre Examiner
“Marvelous.” - OnMilwaukee.com