"Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler

have created a hugely engaging score with 10 terrific songs

bursting with clever lyrics and wacky wordplay."

-Chicago Sun-Times

How Can You Run With a Shell On Your Back?

Chicago Shakespeare Theater  /  Chicago, IL

Angela Ingersoll originated the role of Riley in the Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

"Michael Mahler and Alan Schmuckler have created a hugely engaging score with 10 terrific songs bursting with clever lyrics and wacky wordplay. They've pegged it to a fabulously smart, funny book that feeds on all the familiar schoolroom tensions."
-Chicago Sun Times

"Director Peter Flynn, choreographer Devanand Janki and musical director Lisa McQueen keep the spirited action moving. And the six adult actors (Brian Sills, Angela Ingersoll, Matthew Amador, Harriet Nzinga Plumpp, Jeffrey James Binney and Jessie Mueller) are a joy to watch as they venture on personal journeys of self-discovery."
-Southtown Star

"Director Peter Flynn has the ensemble running, jumping and singing in madcap kid-like enthusiastic role playing Aesop’s three stories. The ten songs give a modern children’s perspective that delights and engages us. The ensemble allows each performer to shine as the swiftly paced 75 show wins us over easily."
-Chicago Critic

Angela Ingersoll, If Jonathan Were Here
Monday Nights New Voices: Mahler & Schmuckler

Angela Ingersoll, If There Had Been Roses
Monday Nights New Voices: Mahler & Schmuckler

Production Photos: Chicago Shakespeare Theater