Sharon Playhouse, the arts and entertainment venue in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut, continuing its tradition of pairing extraordinary talent from Broadway, television, and film with talented local actors from the region and beyond, is delighted to present Thornton Wilder’s timeless, Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Our Town, from September 15 – 24.
Directed by Andrus Nichols, the company is led by Jane Kaczmarek(a multi-Emmy, Golden Globe and S.A.G-nominated actress best known as Lois for 7 seasons on Malcolm in the Middle, as well as a resident of Sharon CT for over 30 years) as “The Stage Manager,” Samantha Steinmetz(the World premiere of Murder on the Orient Express at McCarter Theatre; Law and Order: SVU) as “Emily Gibbs,” Eric Bryant (Signature Theater’s Angels in America; The Blacklist) as “George Gibbs,” and Dawn Stern (Cleopatra for Prague Shakespeare Company; The Young and the Restless) as “Mrs. Webb.”
Rounding out the company are Chris Gilbert, Vincent Valcin, Marinell Madden-Crippen, Deron Bayer, Kennadi Mitchell, Lori Evans, Darius Sanchez, C.C. Stevenson, Carter McCabe, Michael Kevin Baldwin, Katherine Almquist, Jim Flaherty, Ronnie Reed, Dick Terhune, Andy Delgado, Celia Calvo, Emily Soell, Savannah Stevenson, John Champion, and Darcy Boynton.
The 2023 Playhouse lineup will also feature Broadway performer Elizabeth Ward Land in a special Spotlight Gala performance of her award-winning show with a full band, Still Within the Sound of My Voice – the Songs of Linda Rondstadt on Saturday, September 9, and the clever, caustic, Broadway hit, The Lifespan of a Fact by Jeremy Kareken, David Murrell, and Gordon Farrell, directed by TONY Award Nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Sept. 29-Oct. 15).
The Playhouse leadership team, comprised of Artistic Director Carl Andress, Managing Director Rod Christensen, and Associate Artistic Director/Director of Education Michael Kevin Baldwin, stated: “Our Town has not been performed at the Sharon Playhouse in 60 years. If you have never seen this classic play, now is your chance. If you have seen it before, you won’t want to miss this new production. Edward Albee called it “the finest American play ever written.” Donald Margulies has called it “possibly THE great American play.” Our Town is a universal story about the beauty and importance of everyday life and we are proud to present a stellar, multi-generational cast, with our youngest cast member at 11 years old and our eldest cast member at 88 years old!”
For tickets and more information visit www.sharonplayhouse.org or call 860.364.7469 Ext. 201.