Artistry, in Bloomington, will include Thornton Wilder's "Our Town" in its 2019-20 season.
A Twin Cities theatrical year that has already seen a production of Thornton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth" and will soon host a touring production of "Hello Dolly!," a faithful adaptation of Wilder's "The Matchmaker," is getting the third jewel in the Wilder crown this fall.
Bloomington's Artistry will produce "Our Town" as the second show of its 2019-20 season, the sole drama in a line-up that also includes four musicals.
"Footloose" opens the season in July. A theatrical version of the hit, 1980s movie, it will feature Paul R. Coate as a minister who enforces a small town's ban on dancing. A small town (in Iowa) is also the setting of "The Bridges of Madison County," based on the Robert James Waller novel. "Bridges" will feature Jennifer Baldwin Peden and Eric Morris as a couple whose summer romance may not be built to last.
"A New Brain," by William Finn ("The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee") is an autobiographical musical that was written as part of Finn's recovery from brain surgery. Closing out the season is "Mame," based on the Patrick Dennis book about an irrepressible relative who never met a party she wasn't the life of.
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