Director Stevie Walker-Webb—set to helm the upcoming Broadway production of Ain't No Mo'—will direct Our Town in a limited run September 15-October 9 at Baltimore Center Stage.
The cast will be led by Lance Coadie Williams as Stage Manager, Kimberly Dodson as Emily Webb, and Avon Haughton as George Gibbs. The cast will continue with KenYatta Rogers as Dr. Frank Gibbs, Susan Rome as Mrs. Julia Gibbs, Derek Garza as Editor Charles Webb, Rebecca L. Hargrove as Myrtle Webb, Kyle Hermary as Wally Webb, Chania Hudson as Rebecca Gibbs, Suzanna Fox as Mrs. Soames, O’Malley Steuerman as Howie Newsome, Nancy Linden as Professor Willard, Dagan Brown as Joe Crowell, Alexander Velasco Suro as Si Crowell, Frank Britton as Joe Stoddard, Jared Michael Swain as Sam Craig, Abigail Funk as Constable Warren, and Michael David Axtell as Simon Stimson.
Jared Alexander, Monique Barnes, Zipporah Brown, Dominic Gladden, Vicky Graham, and Isaac Loyal will make up the ensemble.
The show rediscovers Thornton Wilde's tale and explores a community through their lives and deaths. "Baltimore Center Stage's mission statement leads with the phrase 'inspired by our home city.' This production of Thornton Wilder's classic is every bit a manifestation of those words,” shares Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarra. "It's a gift to be collaborating with so many artists who call Baltimore home. And it is fitting that as we kick off our sixtieth season, we are rooting deeper into this mission, moving forward from the tumult of the past two years, and charting a path for BCS's next sixty years."
Our Town will feature scenic design by Anton Volosvek, costume design by kindall houston almond, lighting design by Josh Martinez-Davis, and sound design by Nina Field. Tenley Pitonzo is the production stage manager, and Madison Tarchala is the assistant stage manager. PJ Johnnie is the assistant director with Maria Marsalis and Jenna Keefer as production assistants. Casting is by JZ Casting.