PHOTO CALL: de'Adre Aziza and Jon Michael Hill in Steppenwolf's The Hot L Baltimore

News   PHOTO CALL: de'Adre Aziza and Jon Michael Hill in Steppenwolf's The Hot L Baltimore
Steppenwolf Theatre Company's new production of Lanford Wilson's The Hot L Baltimore, featuring Broadway's de'Adre Aziza and Jon Michael Hill, opened April 3 in Chicago after beginning previews March 24.

Here's how Steppenwolf bills the play: "The Hotel Baltimore used to be the swankiest place in town — now it has a date with the wrecking ball. Eviction notices just went out to its residents, who live on the fringes of society and call the seedy hotel home. This acclaimed play from the author of Balm in Gilead is filled with everyday humanity — unexpectedly intimate and moving. Helmed by visionary director Tina Landau, The Hot L Baltimore reveals the private lives of an unconventional community about to be turned inside out."

Here's a look at the production:

  Directed by Tina Landau, the company also includes Alana Arenas, Kate Arrington, James Vincent Meredith, Yasen Peyankov and Molly Regan, with Sean Allan Krill, TaRon Patton, Namir Smallwood, Samuel Taylor, Allison Torem and Jacqueline Williams in addition to Aziza and Hill.

The production team for The Hot L Baltimore includes James Schuette (sets), Ana Kuzmanic (costumes), Scott Zielinski (lights) and Rob Milburn & Michael Bodeen (sound and original composition). Deb Styer is the stage manager, and Rose Marie Packer is the assistant stage manager.

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