David Cromer's Our Town, Featuring Cromer, Derrick Trumbly and Therese Plaehn, Begins at the Huntington
By Adam Hetrick
Derrick Trumbly, Therese Plaehn, Stacy Fischer and Christopher Tarjan join actor-director David Cromer for the Huntington Theatre Company production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Cromer brings his Obie Award-winning 2009 Off-Broadway staging to Boston beginning Dec. 7 at the Calderwood Pavilion.
Cromer (Tribes, Brighton Beach Memoirs), who directed and appeared as the Stage Manager in the long-running Off-Broadway revival of Our Town, again performs double-duty for the Huntington. It will officially open Dec. 12 for run through Jan. 13, 2013, in the 250-seat Roberts Studio Theatre. Our Town inaugurates the space.
Cromer will remain with the production through Dec. 30, at which point Joel Colodner (A Memory of Two Mondays) will take over the role of the Stage Manager (beginning Dec. 31) for the remainder of the run. Trumbly portrays George Gibbs with Plaehn as Emily, Fischer as Mrs. Webb and Tarjan as Editor Webb.
Completing the company are Richard Arum as Professor Willard, Marianna Bassham as Mrs. Soames, Nicholas Carter as Sam Craig, Paul Farwell as Constable, Douglas Griffin as Farmer McCarty, Melinda Lopez as Mrs. Gibbs, Kathryn Lynch as Irma, Jay Ben Markson as Joe, Jr., Craig Mathers as Doc Gibbs, Nael Nacer as Simon Stimson, Dale Place as Joe Stoddard, Alex Pollock as Howie, Elliot Purcell as Wally, Emily Skeggs as Rebecca, Ryan Wenke as Si Crowell, as well as Suzanne Bixby, James Bocock, Anne Colpitts, Kevin Fennessy, Jeff Marcus, Ellen Peterson, Bill Salem, Ann Marie Shea, Sophie Sinclair, Ralph Stokes and Lynn Wolcott.
The production has scenic design by Stephen Dobay, costume design by Allison Siple, lighting design by Heather Gilbert and original music and music direction by Jonathan Mastro.
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