His film work includes "The World According to Garp," "Terms of Endearment" and "Shrek," and his TV credits include "Third Rock From the Sun," "Dexter" and "How I Met Your Mother."
Stories by Heart, which has not seen before in the Chicago area, is a personal reminiscence using the power of storytelling as its narrative glue. Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, working two stories read to him as a child ("Uncle Fred Flits By" by P. G. Wodehouse and "Haircut" by Ring Lardner) into his own narrative.
The show was first produced at Lincoln Center in New York in 2008, and it was widely admired as a poignant tribute to Lithgow's parents and grandmother.
Tickets go on sale July 19 and will be available by calling (847) 673-6300 or visiting NorthShoreCenter.org.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.