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September 26 — October 22
Rediscover Our Town in this groundbreaking new production of the iconic play, co-produced with Tony-nominated Deaf West Theatre. Come together to experience this timeless classic as powerful today as when it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. Acclaimed actress Jane Kaczmarek stars in Thornton Wilder’s American masterpiece.

“The finest play ever written by an American.”

-Edward Albee

By Thornton Wilder
Directed by Sheryl Kaller

Starring Jane Kaczmarek
Co-production with

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Rediscover Our Town in this groundbreaking new production of the iconic play, co-produced with Tony-nominated Deaf West Theatre. Come together to experience this timeless classic as powerful today as when it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize. Acclaimed actress Jane Kaczmarek stars in Thornton Wilder’s American masterpiece.

“The finest play ever written by an American.”

-Edward Albee

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Cast

Jane Kaczmarek (Stage Manager)

Jane Kaczmarek starred for seven years in the Emmy Award-winning TV series Malcolm in the Middle. As “Lois,” she was nominated for seven consecutive Emmy awards, as well as numerous Golden Globe and SAG awards, and has won the American Comedy Award and the Television Critic’s Award for two consecutive years, the first woman to ever receive such an honor. In addition to Wolves At The Door, Kaczmarek can be seen in the recent Warner Bros’ film adaptation of the iconic television series, CHIPS, written and directed by Dax Shepard. She stars as “Capt. Lindel,” the regal, authoritative, and acerbically witty boss of Dax Shepard’s “Jon” and Michael Pena’s “Ponch.” On television, she recently guest starred on the CBS hit comedy series, The Big Bang Theory, a psychologist “Dr. Gallow,” whom “Penny” (Kaley Cuoco) and “Leonard” (Johnny Galecki) go to for interesting counsel. Kaczmarek also recurs on the USA comedy series, Playing House, opposite Lennon Parham and Jessica St. Clair as “Gwen,” “Emma’s” (Jessica) perfectly coiffed and extremely opinionated mother who is navigating through a midlife renaissance. She was featured in FX’s Wilfred and in the Lifetime Network Original Movie, Reviving Ophelia. Kaczmarek starred in the West Coast run of David Lindsay-Abaire’s 2011 Tony- nominated play Good People at The Geffen Playhouse, for which she received a 2012 Ovation Award nomination for Lead Actress in a Play. Directed by Matt Shakman, she starred as “Margie” – a world-weary single mom from South Boston forced to seek work from her successful old high school boyfriend (played by Jon Tenney). Additionally, she recently wrapped the Eugene O’Neill masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Geffen, where she starred opposite Alfred Molina as “Mary Tyrone”. Kaczmarek starred in the TNT drama series Raising the Bar as Judge Trudy Kessler. Iconic television producer, Steven Bochco developed this show based on the real life of a Bronx Defense Attorney. Raising the Bar’s pilot episode premiered as the highest rated cable television debut in basic cable history. Kaczmarek’s other television appearances include Felicity, Equal Justice, Paper Chase: the Second Year, Party of Five, Frasier, The Practice, St. Elsewhere, and Hill Street Blues. In New York, Kaczmarek appeared on Broadway in Lost in Yonkers and in plays at the Manhattan Theatre Club, The Public, Second Stage, Long Wharf, New York Stage and Film, and the Berkshire and Williamstown Theatre Festivals. In Los Angeles, she appeared in Kindertransport for which she received an Ovation Award. She starred in the premiere of the Pulitzer Prize winning Dinner With Friends at South Coast Repertory where she also appeared in Raised in Captivity for which she won the LA Drama Critics Award. Kaczmarek is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and The Yale School of Drama, and is the founder of the Clothes Off Our Back Foundation which auctions celebrity award show finery to benefit children’s charities. She is the mother of three children: Frances, George and Mary. Louisa.

Creative Team

Sheryl Kaller (Director)

Sherly is thrilled to be at Pasadena Playhouse collaborating with Danny Feldman, DJ Kurs and the magnificent Deaf West Theater. Recent projects include: Sacred Valley by Josh Radnor,  Frozen for Disney Creative/Disney Cruise Lines, Do This by Karen Siff Exhorn, The White Chip by Sean Daniels, and Choice by Winnie Holzman. She also recently directed  the world premiere’s of Billy Porter’s play While I Yet Live at Primary Stages, Nick Blaemire’s new musical A Little More Alive (Barrington Stage, Kansas City Repertory Theatre), Roundabout Theatre Company’s Underground production of Too Much Too Much Too Many by Meghan Kennedy, and the LCT3 production of Mr. Joy by Daniel Beaty. Sheryl directed Terence McNally’s Tony nominated play on Broadway, Mothers And Sons with Tyne Daly. Ms. Kaller received a Tony Nomination for Best Director for the Broadway production of Next Fall by Geoffrey Nauffts. She has directed at many theaters including The New Group, Pasadena Playhouse, Primary Stages, Williamstown Theatre Festival, A.C.T., New York Stage and Film, The Geffen, Philadelphia Theater Company, The Huntington, Bucks County Playhouse, the York, EST, National Theater of the Deaf and Naked Angels. She is currently in development with Billy Porter, Ryan Spahn,  Dan Fogler, Harrison David Rivers, Alex Lubischer,  Annmarie Milazzo, Jonatha Brooke, and Geoffrey Nauffts, among others. Upcoming: A Walk On The Moon by Paul Scott Goodman and Pamela Grey at A.C.T.

Thornton Wilder (Playwright)

American playwright and novelist. Wilder’s acclaim is based mainly upon his novels, particularly The Bridge of San Luis Rey (1927), which won a Pulitzer Prize and established his popularity after being adapted for film and television, and The Ides of March (1948). His most famous plays are Our Town (1938), which was filmed in 1940 and reproduced as a TV musical in 1955; The Skin of Our Teeth (1942), a Pulitzer Prize-winning historical drama about Julius Caesar; and The Matchmaker (1954), which forms the basis for the Broadway musical and Hollywood movie Hello, Dolly (1963). As a result of his success, in 1965 Wilder became the first recipient of the National Medal for Literature. The appeal of most of Wilder’s plays is based on classic human values, which he draws from myth, fable, and parable as well as from the influence of James Joyce, Andre Gide, Marcel Proust, T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Anatole France, and Gertrude Stein.

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