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The Real Thing


By Tom Stoppard

Directed by James Bohnen

Featuring Artistic Associates Linda Gillum and Nick Sandys


Presented November 15, 2006 — January 7, 2007


Two years after its critically-acclaimed production of Arcadia, Remy Bumppo presents Tom Stoppard's sharply funny play about love and marriage. Henry, a playwright, is famous for witty works about love and deception. Writing about betrayal is one thing, but living with it is another. When Henry’s life begins to resemble his art, his carefully honed wit leaves him defenseless. Finally, in his 40s, Henry grows up and into a deeper love.

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Reviews

"Sexy, sensual, sizzlingly articulate ... Nick Sandys and Linda Gillum do what's surely the best work of their still developing careers"
-Chicago Tribune


"[Nick] Sandys... deliver[s] an articulate, highly rewarding performance ... The always solid [Linda] Gillum... [plays] the inscrutable, playfully seductive Annie"
-Daily Herald


"As smart and literate as you might expect"
-Chicago Sun-Times


"You couldn't ask for a sharper cast"
-Chicago Reader


"An arresting play that will have you thinking, feeling and laughing all at the same time"
-Daily Southtown



Cast:

Nick Sandys Henry
Linda Gillum Annie
Kareem L. Bandealy Billy
Anne Fogarty Charlotte
Sean Fortunato Max
Keith D. Gallagher Brodie
Rachel Sondag Debbie

Creative/Production:

James Bohnen Director
Patia Bartlett Stage Manager
Baleigh Isaacs Assistant Stage Manager
Tim Morrison Scenic Designer
Judith Lundberg Costume Designer
Rich Norwood Lighting Designer
Victoria DeIorio Sound Designer
Ross Moreno Props Designer
Cecilie O’Reilly Dialect Coach
Peter Davis Dramaturg
Alison Ramsey Production Manager