Theatre School at DePaul University to Present OUR TOWN, Begin. 10/2
The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present OUR TOWN as the inaugural production at the new Theatre School building, located at Racine and Fullerton on the Lincoln Park Campus. The Fullerton Stage Theatre is a 250-seat thrust theatre located on the first floor of the school. Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN is directed by Damon Kiely, premieres on Friday, October 4, and runs through Sunday, October 13, 2013. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. An additional matinee performance will be held at 2 PM on Saturday, October 5. Previews are on October 2 and 3, at 7:30 PM.
About the production: 1901, in Grover's Corners. Winner of the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this haunting and unsentimental piece shares moments from the lives of two families in their small New England town. Often called the Great American play, OUR TOWN challenges us to realize life as we live it.
Each night of this production will feature a surprise appearance by special guest alumni including (in alphabetical order): Tom Amandes, Gillian Anderson, W. Earl Brown, Ann Dowd, MARY GRILL, JOHN HOOGENAKKER, Lisa Joyce, Adam Poss, PJ Powers, John C. Reilly, and LUCY SANDY.
Tickets are $15, Preview tickets are $10, and Student tickets are always $5. Subscriptions and group rates (6 or more people) are available at (312)-922-1999. All tickets are reserved seating. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office at (312) 922-1999 or visiting the online Box Office at theatre.depaul.edu.
The Theatre School at DePaul University is located at 2350 N Racine Ave (at Fullerton). The school is easily accessible via the Fullerton CTA Station and the Fullerton (74) Bus. Call the Box Office for additional transit suggestions or visit the Chicago Transit Authority for specific routes from your location. Visitors and audience members can park in DePaul University's Clifton Parking Deck, located at 2330 N Clifton Avenue. Please call the Box Office for more information.
Damon Kiely (Director) is a professional director and writer, as well as a full time professor of directing and acting for The Theatre School at DePaul University. He has directed for Next Theatre, TimeLine Theatre Company, A Red Orchid Theatre, American Theatre Company, Chicago Dramatists, and Route 66. His world premiere adaptation of THIEVES LIKE US was produced by the House Theatre of Chicago and The Theatre School. He served as the Artistic Director of American Theater Company from 2002 to 2007. Directing credits at ATC include OKLAHOMA! (Nominated for 6 Jeff Awards including Best Musical and Best Direction of a Musical), THE DARK AT THE TOP OF THE STAIRS, ORPHEUS DESCENDING, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, STRICTLY DISHONORABLE, and THE HAIRY APE. At The Theatre School he has directed THERE'S A BOY IN THE GIRLS BATHROOM, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, MEDEA, HAROUN AND THE SEA OF STORIES, his own adaptation of NANCY DREW AND THE SIGN OF THE TWISTED CANDLES, and SPRING AWAKENING. Prior to moving back to Chicago he produced, directed, and taught in New York City. In New York he directed for The Public Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, the Ontological Theater, Adobe Theater Company, PS122, Ensemble Studio Theater, and New Dramatists. Damon also served as the Artistic Director for Real Time Theater and was a Producing Director at the Ontological-Hysteric Theater as well as the Associate Artistic Director for the Children's Theater of Maine. He is a winner of the 2000-02 NEA/TCG Career Directing Program, the 2000 Drama League Fall Directing Program and the 1997 Princess Grace Award.
The cast features Tiffany Oglesby (Mrs. Gibbs), Abie Irabor (Mrs. Webb), Alissa Walker (Emily Webb), Riley Isabel Andrews (Rebecca Gibbs), Olga Aguilar (Mrs. Soames), Lauren Mitchell (Joe Crowell), Joseff Stevenson (Doc Gibbs), Jason Goff (Mr. Webb), Max Stewart (Howie Newsome), Leo Chappell (Wally Webb), Nathan Simpson (George Gibbs), David Giannini (Simon Stimson), Clayton Louis (Constable Warren), Juwan Lockett (Joe Stoddard/Belligerent Man/Baseball Player), Denzel Irby (Si Crowell/Sam Craig), and Sean Wiberg (Stage Manager).