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David Cromer in OUR TOWN. Photo by Marc Brenner.
UPDATED: 1/2/2017 at 10:40 a.m. to include current casting.
David Cromer, director and star of The Hypocrites 2008 smash-hit production of OUR TOWN, will return to Chicago for a one night only reading of Thornton Wilder’s play as a benefit to the ailing theater company. Many of the original 2008 cast will return for the reading, which will be held at Steppenwolf on January 22nd. Cromer’s production has since had a long run off-broadway, winning an Obie award for Best Director, and has performed around the country and in London. The cast includes:
David Cromer: Stage Manager
Stacy Stoltz: Mrs. Gibbs
John Byrnes: Doc Gibbs
Rob Fagin: George
Samantha Gleisten: Mrs. Webb
Tim Curtis: Mr. Webb
Jeremy Noll: Wally Webb
Jennifer Grace: Emily
Jessica Anne: Rebecca
Bill O’Connor: Prof Willard
D’Wayne Taylor: Constable Warren
Brian Hinkle: Joe Crowell Jr
Jonathan Mastro: Simon Stimson
Rosalind Hurwitz: Choir Member/ Dead
Donna Fulks: Mrs Soames
Dave Finks: Si Crowell/ Choir/ Baseball
Evan Sierminski: Sam Craig
Mike Falevits: Howie Newsome
Tickets are $100, and all proceeds support the Hypocrites future productions. The company recently announced that they would cancel the second half of their 2016-2017 20th anniversary season due to lackluster sales and fundraising. The small staff has been laid off, and the company plans to move to a one production at a time model.