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Casting Set for Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse at Steppenwolf

The drama will be directed by Yasen Peyankov.

Tim Hopper will appear in the Steppenwolf Chicago premiere of Heidi Schreck's Grand Concourse.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced casting for its Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a new play by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the drama begins previews July 2 and runs through August 30 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Opening night is set fror July 12.

Having dedicated her life to religious service, Shelley runs a Bronx soup kitchen with unsentimental efficiency. Her brisk nature masks an unsettling fear that her efforts are meaningless. When Emma — a rainbow-haired college dropout — arrives to volunteer, her volatile mix of generosity and self-involvement pushes Shelley over the edge. With both humor and heart, Grand Concourse asks big questions about the value of compassion and the limits of forgiveness.

The company is made up of Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog, with Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma, and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. The design team includes Joey Wade (scenic design), Natasha Dukich (costume design), Scott Zielinski (lighting design) and Rob Milburn and Michael Bodeen (original music and sound design). Additional credits include Erica Daniels (casting), Laura D. Glenn (stage manager), and Cassie Calderone (assistant stage manager).

Grand Concourse had its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in October 2014.

For more information and tickets to the Steppenwolf production, click here.

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