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VIDEO: Watch Director Heidi Stillman and Others Discuss HARD TIMES At Lookingglass Theatre Company!


Watch as director Heidi Stillman and other cast and creative team members discuss this adaptation of HARD TIMES!

HARD TIMES will launch the 30th season of Lookingglass Theatre, and is adapted and directed by Artistic Director Heidi Stillman. The show is adapted from a book of the same name by Charles Dickens. HARD TIMES runs at Lookingglass Theatre through January 14.

A Dickensian carnival of characters inhabits the streets of smoke-choked Coketown: grim Mr. Gradgrind's school churns out joyless students; poor Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines; and mill-owner Mr. Bounderby, full of bluster and bombast, presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and young orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through.

The cast stars Audrey Anderson as Sissy, Atra Asdou as Rachael/Mrs. Gradgrind/Sherezade (12/19), David Catlin as Sleary/Stephen, Amy J. Carle as Mrs. Sparsit/Drunk Woman/Pufflerumpus, Raphael Cruz as Bitzer/Le Papillon, Cordelia Dewdney as Louisa, Marilyn Dodds Frank as Mrs. Pegler, Raymond Fox as Mr. Gradgrind/Sissy's Father/Slackbridge, Nathan Hosner as Mr. Harthouse/Mr. M'Choakumchild/Kidderminster, Louise Lamson as Rachael/Mrs Sherezade (through 12/17), J.J. Phillips as Tom, and Troy West as Mr. Bounderby.

The show is adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman, with scenic design by Daniel Ostling, costume design by Mara Blumenfeld, lighting design by Brian Sidney Benbridge, sound design and composed by Andre Pluess, circus choreography by Sylvia Hernandez-Distasi, and properties design by Amanda Herrmann.

For more about the show click here!

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