Hal Holbrook Our Town Opens Hartford Stage Season Sept. 7

News   Hal Holbrook Our Town Opens Hartford Stage Season Sept. 7 Hal Holbrook stars with Josie de Guzman, Annalee Jefferies and Donovan Patton in the Hartford Stage production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, which officially opens Sept. 7.
Ross Bickell and Josie de Guzman in Our Town.
Ross Bickell and Josie de Guzman in Our Town. Photo by T. Charles Erickson

Gregory Boyd directs the season opener for the Connecticut company, which began performances Aug. 30 for a limited run through Oct. 7.

Joining Holbrook as the Stage Manager are de Guzman (Guys and Dolls) as Mrs. Gibbs, Jefferies (What Didn't Happen) as Mrs. Webb and Donovan Patton ("Blue's Clues") as George Gibbs.

Also part of the cast are Ross Bickell (as Dr. Gibbs), Jake Lombardi (Joe Crowell), Bill Kux (Howie Newsome), Erin Courtney (Rebecca Gibbs), Jordan Cyr and Andrew Shipman (both in the role of Wally Webb), Ginna Carter (Emily Webb), Nafe Katter (Professor Willard), Frank Converse (Mr. Webb), Noble Shropshire (Simon Stimson), Charlotte Booker (Mrs. Soames) and Robert Hannon Davis (Constable Warren).

The ensemble also includes Jessi Ehrlich, Justin Fuller, Brock Harris, Joseph Kornfeld, Tom Libonate, Rob Pawlikowski, Denise Walker and Debra Walsh.

The design team for Our Town comprises Jeff Cowie (scenic), Rui Rita (lighting), Alejo Vietti (costumes) and John Gromada (sound and original music). Holbrook has a history with the Grover's Corners, New Hampshire-set Our Town. He played the role of the Stage Manager for the 1977 television version opposite Ned Beatty, Barbara Bel Geddes and more.

Holbrook made his Broadway debut in Do You Know the Milky Way? and has since appeared in After the Fall, Marco Millions, Incident at Vichy, Tartuffe, The Glass Menagerie, Man of La Mancha, The Apple Tree, I Never Sang for My Father, Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie? and An American Daughter. He won a 1966 Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play for his solo show Mark Twain Tonight!, which he also reprised on Broadway in 1977 and 2005. Holbrook has appeared in the films "All the President's Men," "Julia," "Wall Street," "The Firm," "Men of Honor" and "The Majestic."

Tickets for Our Town at Hartford Stage, 50 Church Street in downtown Hartford, CT, are available by calling (860) 527-5151. For more information visit hartfordstage.org.

Ginna Carter, Hal Holbrook and Donovan Patton in the Hartford Stage production of Thornton Wilder's <i>Our Town</i>.
Ginna Carter, Hal Holbrook and Donovan Patton in the Hartford Stage production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Photo by T. Charles Erickson
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