By Kenneth Jones
10 Jan 2012
|Photo by Sandro|
Galati famously crafted a stage version of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath" for Steppenwolf. Its 1990 Broadway engagement earned the artist two Tony Awards — for Direction of a Play and Best Play.
The March will play Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre at 1650 N. Halsted St.
The company will include Steppenwolf ensemble members Alana Arenas, Ian Barford, Martha Lavey, Mariann Mayberry, James Vincent Meredith and Alan Wilder with Will Allan, Phillip James Brannon, Cliff Chamberlain, Patrick Clear, Carrie Coon, Alex Goldklang, three-time Tony Award nominee Harry Groener, Stephen Louis Grush, Anthony Kayer, Michael Mahler, Shannon Matesky, Luce Metrius, Andy Monson, John Mossman, Alex Newkirk, Alex Ring, Joe Sinopoli, Philip R. Smith and Alex Stage.
Novelist E.L. Doctorow wrote "Ragtime," which became a Broadway musical that Galati directed. Doctorow was a Pulitzer finalist for both "The March" and "Billy Bathgate."
The production team for The March includes James Schuette (scenic design), Virgil Johnson (costume design), James F. Ingalls (lighting design) and Josh Schmidt (sound design and original music), Erica Daniels (casting), Malcolm Ewen (stage manager) and Christine D. Freeburg (assistant stage manager).
Opening is April 15. For more information, visit www.steppenwolf.org.