Leave Me Alone!

Like Anton Chekhov's Ivanov, but gayer

written by

Paul Michael Thomson

July 26 – August 12

The Heartland Studio

7016 N. Glenwood Ave.

directed by

Matt Bowdren

Nik Ivanov is broke. His wife is dying. He’s losing his bid for reelection. And he might be gay. But at least he has his looks! Leave Me Alone! tells the story of a cry for help. It’s about labels, identity, advice, Chekhov’s gun, and how none of that matters when you’re depressed…except perhaps the gun.


Nik Ivanov — Sean Gallagher

Dr. Love — Ayanna Bria Bakari

Anna — Brenna Welsh

Sam — Jordan Dell Harris

MB — Gaby Moldovan

Aida — Nicole Laurenzi

Paul — Randolph Johnson

Matt — Michael Kingston

Babs — Chelsea Turner

Gabrielle — Sarah Bartley

Female Swing — Nadine Merheb

Male Swing — Keenan Larson

Creative Team

Stage Manager — Lucy Whipp

Scenic Design — Brian Hendricks

Lighting Design — Lucy Whipp

Costume Design — Stephanie K. Brownell

Original Composition — Jake Sorgen

Sound Design — David Hagen