Steppenwolf Theatre has announced additional casting for the world premiere of The Minutes by ensemble member and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts. Steppenwolf artistic director Anna D. Shapiro directs the production, with previews set to begin November 9 in advance of an opening on November 19. The show runs through December 31.
Ensemble members Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding), James Vincent Meredith (Mr. Blake), Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz), and William Petersen (Mayor Superba) join previously announced ensemble members Francis Guinan (Mr. Oldfield) and Ian Barford (Mr. Carp) in the cast of this new political comedy. Also featured in the cast are Brittany Burch as Ms. Johnson, Cliff Chamberlain as Mr. Peel, and Penny Slusher as Ms. Innes. Previously announced ensemble member Tim Hopper is no longer in the cast due to a scheduling conflict. Remaining roles will be announced at a later date.
The Minutes, which will debut on Broadway in spring 2018, marks the fifth collaboration between Anna D. Shapiro and Tracy Letts and the seventh work by Letts to premiere at Steppenwolf. The play is described in a press release as "a scathing new comedy about small-town politics and real-world power that exposes the ugliness behind some of our most closely held American narratives while asking each of us what we would do to keep from becoming history's losers."
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