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US Premiere of Rory Kinnear's The Herd to Star Frasier's John Mahoney

The Steppenwolf Theatre production is directed by Frank Galati.

John Mahoney will star in The Herd at Steppenwolf Theatre Company.
(© Joseph Marzullo/Retna)

The Herd, a new play by British actor Rory Kinnear, will have its U.S. premiere beginning April 2 at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre. Opening night is April 12 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, with closing date set for June 7. Frank Galati directs.

It's Andy's 21st birthday and preparations for the party are under way. But Andy and his caregiver are running late. As his family gathers, two unexpected guests appear, straining the delicate family dynamic. The Herd introduces us to a suburban English family who have had to reorganize themselves around the extraordinary needs of one of their own, bringing to light the challenges of reconciliation, the power of shared memories, and the irresistible pull of family.

The company features ensemble members Francis Guinan, John Mahoney, Molly Regan, and Lois Smith as well as Cliff Chamberlain and Audrey Francis. The production team includes Walt Spangler (scenic design), Nan Cibula-Jenkins (costume design), Keith Parham (lighting design), Josh Schmidt (sound and composition), and Eva Breneman (dialect coach).

As an actor, Kinnear is known for his role as Bill Tanner in the James Bond films Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, and onstage for Hamlet, Othello, and The Man of Mode at the National Theatre in London.

For tickets to The Herd, click here.

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