Back by popular demand!


by Upton Sinclair
adapted and directed by Matt Foss (2015 Jeff Award, Best New Adaptation)
Music by Nicholas Tonozzi (2015 Jeff Award, Best Original Music)
Score by Sam Allyn (2015 Jeff Award, Best Original Music)

A remount of the critically acclaimed, Jeff Award winning, smash hit of 2014
March 27 – April 25, 2015

Video by Oomphotography

Photography by Joe Mazza, Brave Lux:


Back by popular demand, Oracle presents this Jeff Recommended production for more Chicago audiences.  Oracle is able to remount this production through a generous legacy gift from Theatre Seven. Originally published in 1906, Upton Sinclair’s novel tells the story of immigrants trying to find their way to the American Dream in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the 20th century.  Matt Foss’s original adaptation confronts the squalid working conditions by focusing on the story of a small immigrant family from Lithuania, navigating what seems to be a rigged game.  Jeff Award winning composer, Nicholas Tonozzi (2014 Best Original Music for THE MOTHER at Oracle), creates a searing musical landscape infused with the Delta Blues as scored by Sam Allyn.  In 2014, the Chicago Tribune called THE JUNGLE “the hottest ticket in town”, and WBEZ podcast General Admission named it the best storefront production of the year.  Don’t miss your second chance to see this Chicago story splattered in front of you.


Travis Delgado – Jurgis
Stephanie Polt* – Ona
DeChantel Kosmatka* – Marija
Drew McCubbin – Antanas
Andrew Rathgeber – Jakob
Thomas Wynne – Connor
Kate Staiger – Widow, Miss Henderson
Rick Foresee – Tamos
Zachary Baker-Salmon – Worker, Musician
Grayson Heyl – Jaydvyga
Musician – Sam Allyn
Understudies – Rory Jobst*, Brent LeBlanc

*denotes Oracle Company Member

The following actors originated these roles in the 2014 production:
Havalah Grace* – Marija
Dylan Stuckey – Jakob
Colin Morgan – Worker, Musician


Adapted and Directed by Matt Foss
Based on THE JUNGLE by Upton Sinclair
Music by Nicholas Tonozzi
Score by Sam Allyn
Music Director – Nicholas Tonozzi
Musicians – Sam Allyn, Andrew Rathgeber

Set Design and Props – Matt Foss
Lighting Design – Jason Fassl
Costume Design – Joan Pritchard*
Sound Design – Sam Allyn
Cattle Design and Chicken Puppet – Jesse Mooney-Bullock
Additional Artwork – Jennifer Drinkwater
Scenic Painter – Eleanor Kahn

Production Manager – Tony Santiago*
Stage Manager – Deirdre Connelly
Assistant Stage Manager – Brent LeBlanc
Technical Director – Colin Morgan
Production Associate – Taylor Bibat
Casting Director – Lyndsay Rose Kane
Graphic Design – Evelyn DeHais

Max Truax* is Artistic Director
Ben Fuchsen* is Executive Producer
Brad Jayhan-Little* is Executive Director

*denotes Oracle Company Member

graphic design by Evelyn DeHais

graphic design by Evelyn DeHais