Tony-Winning Copenhagen Star Will Be One of Seven Playing Mary Page Marlowe in Tracy Letts Drama

News   Tony-Winning Copenhagen Star Will Be One of Seven Playing Mary Page Marlowe in Tracy Letts Drama Tony winner Blair Brown has joined the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's upcoming production of Tony winner Tracy Letts' Mary Page Marlowe, which will be presented March 31-May 29 in the Downstairs Theatre.

"The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd" star Brown, who won her Tony for her performance in Copenhagen, will be one of the seven actors sharing the role of Mary over the span of her life. She replaces Lindsay Crouse, who left the cast due to personal reasons.

The seven actors sharing the title role are Brown (Mary at ages 59, 63 and 69); Carrie Coon (Mary at ages 27 and 36); Laura T. Fisher (Mary at age 50); Caroline Heffernan (Mary at age 12); Annie Munch (Mary at age 19); and Rebecca Spence (Mary at ages 40 and 44) with the final Mary to be played by three infants who will rotate in the role: Benicio Calderone, Charlotte Freund and Sebastian White.

Completing the cast are ensemble members Ian Barford (Ray) and Alan Wilder (Andy) with Stephen Cefalu, Jr. (Ed Marlowe), Amanda Drinkall (Roberta Marlowe), Jack Edwards (Louis Gilbert), Kirsten Fitzgerald (Shrink), Tess Frazer (Lorna), Keith Gallagher (Ben), Sandra Marquez (Nurse), Ariana Venturi (Connie), Madeline Weinstein (Wendy Gilbert) and Gary Wilmes (Dan).

Steppenwolf artistic director Anna D. Shapiro directs.

"Mary Page Marlowe is an accountant from Ohio," according to press notes. "She’s led an ordinary life, making the difficult decisions we all face as we try to figure out who we really are and what we really want. As Tracy Letts brings us moments—both pivotal and mundane—from Mary’s life, a portrait of a surprisingly complicated woman emerges. Intimate and moving, Mary Page Marlowe shows us how circumstance, impulse and time can combine to make us mysteries…even to ourselves." Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services (1650 N. Halsted St.), (312) 335-1650 and Steppenwolf.org.

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