Chicago's Pegasus Players is presenting a revival of the Stephen Sondheim - George Furth musical Company that incorporates changes made in recent productions at New York's Roundabout Theatre and London's Donmar Warehouse. The production opens June 18.
Winner of six Tony Awards in 1971, including Best Musical, Companyis a series of vignettes about love and commitment as seen through the eyes of Robert, a 35-year old bachelor, and his married friends. Songs include "Being Alive," "Another Hundred People" and "The Ladies Who Lunch."
Arlene Crewdson, executive director of Pegasus Players, said, "Furth and Sondheim are not going to make any other changes" to Company.
"Tick Tock" has been cut while "Marry Me A Little," a song cut from the original production has been added to the end of Act 1. The addition of an answering machine to the opening scene brings Companyinto the 1990's.
Griffin said Company "is a show that is startling because it's edgy and a lot more emotionally charged" than other, more sentimental musicals. Company, Pegasus Players' eighth Sondheim production, opens June 18 at Truman College's O'Rourke Center for the Performing Arts and runs through July 20. For tickets call (773) 878-9761.
-- By Laura MacDonald