Directed by Scott Wojcik, Spring stars Chicago's Jason Patrick Sands, who has also been seen on Broadway in The Producers, Legally Blonde and A Chorus Line, and "The Good Wife" actor Tom White. Spring at the Willowbrook Inn, according to press notes, "follows the lives of Cooper Stanwyk and Joshua Hill from their first meeting in 1967 at a motivational conference. This unlikely pair develop a deep relationship based on mutual understanding and love as their lives unfold separately. Through correspondence and decades of meeting at the Willowbrook they become a pivotal role in each other's lives, supporting each other through the unpredictabilities each one faces. Spring at the Willowbrook Inn is a comedy and dramatic play that touches on the struggles of different eras, the sadness of regret, and the hope and courage of two people that are ultimately connected."
Van Dyke and Evans began writing Spring in summer 2011. The play had its first reading in Florida, starring Justin Lore and Shain Stroff, and most recently was seen at the Ft. Wayne Civic Theatre, directed by Harvey Cocks. Spring marks the first project of writing team Evans (Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment) and Van Dyke (Totally Electric).
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