The public will have a chance Monday to hear award-winning director David Cromer discuss his upcoming production of “Our Town” for Kansas City Repertory Theatre.
Rep audiences will recall Cromer’s impressive Rep production of “The Glass Menagerie” in 2009. The same year, Cromer opened an intimate production of “Our Town,” Thornton Wilder’s classic meditation on life, death and eternity, at the Barrow Street Theatre in New York. Initially, Cromer played the pivotal role of the Stage Manager.
The show became a long-running hit for which Cromer won both the Lucille Lortel and Obie awards, which recognize the best of off-Broadway. Subsequently, Cromer has restaged the show for several regional theaters.
The Rep production begins previews Sept. 5 and runs through Sept. 28 at the Spencer Theatre in the James C. Olson Performing Arts Center on the UMKC campus. Cromer’s Monday talk, officially dubbed “A Conversation With David Cromer,” will be next door in White Recital Hall. The event is free, although the Rep requires reservations and suggests a $20 donation. Seating for the general public begins at 7 p.m. Cromer will speak at 7:30 p.m. To reserve a seat, call 816-235-2700.