NIGHT AND DAY at Remy Bumppo

REMY BUMPPO OPENS SEASON WITH TOM STOPPARD'S
NIGHT AND DAY, A ROMANTIC AND RELEVANT LOOK AT THE FREE PRESS


Previews Begin Sept. 22 with Opening/Press Night Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

CHICAGO--Remy Bumppo Theatre Company opens its 14th year by revisiting its inaugural production, Tom Stoppard's satire
of British news media Night and Day,
Sept. 22 - Oct. 31, 2010 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, located at
2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Co-mingling romance and politics, Stoppard's 1978
play raises timely questions about the evolving role of journalism in
the world. His arguments about journalistic integrity and who controls
the story, gain new resonance in this age of shrinking media giants,
growing niche outlets, and news breaking bloggers. Single tickets are
on sale now at

www.remybumppo.org
or by calling the box office at 773-404-7336 (773-40-GREEN).

"He wants to know which side the Globe thinks it's on. So I tell
him, "It's not on any side, stupid, it's an objective fact-gathering
organization." And he says, "Yes, but is it objective-for or
objective-against?" -
Night and Day

Set in a fictional African country that feels like a 1950s
Hollywood romantic adventure, competing British war correspondents
descend on the household of an expatriate and his wife, attempting to
crack open a story on the country's erupting civil war. Stoppard, with
his usual comic seriousness, both attacks the triviality of the free
press for exposing the personal lives of public figures to sell papers,
and elevates its importance in uncovering political truth. The cast
features Artistic Associates
Greg Matthew Anderson,
David Darlow
, Shawn Douglass and
Linda Gillum
and guest artists John Francis Babbo,
Jeff Cummings, Ernest Perry, Jr., and
Michael Pogue.
Night and Day
is directed by Remy Bumppo Artistic Director
James Bohnen
with scenic design by Tim Morrison, lighting by
J.R. Lederle, costumes by
Samantha C. Jones
, and sound design by Jason Knox. Stage Management is provided by
Baleigh Isaacs.

Remy Bumppo's production of Night and Day
is supported in part by Chicago Public Media. Remy Bumppo's 2010/11
Season is made possible in part by Prince Charitable Trusts, The Jane
Ellen Murray Foundation, The Illinois Arts Council and by a City Arts
Program 3 grant from the City of Chicago Department of Cultural
Affairs.

Special Events:
All events are at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Night and Day
Opening/Press Night. Tickets are $50 and include a post-show artist reception in the lobby.

Saturday, Oct. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Between the Lines program with media pundit and co-author of
Watching TV Walter Podrazik
who will introduce the themes of Night and Day
with a 30-minute conversation. Tickets are $50 and includes a ticket to the 2:30 p.m. performance of
Night and Day and a post-show discussion.

Listing Information
Night and Day
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by James Bohnen
Sept. 22 - Oct. 31, 2010

at the Greenhouse Theater Center - Downstairs Mainstage
2257 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614

Performance Times:
Opening/Press Night: Monday, Sept. 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Previews and regular run: Wednesday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

Additional performances:
Thursday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 9 Between the Lines program at 1:30 p.m., performance at 2:30 p.m.

Cast:
The cast features
Artistic Associates Greg Matthew Anderson, David Darlow, Shawn Douglass
and Linda Gillum and guest artists John Francis Babbo, Jeff Cummings,
Ernest Perry, Jr., and Michael Pogue.

Production Team:
Scenic design by Tim Morrison, lighting by J.R. Lederle, costumes by
Samantha C. Jones, and sound design by Jason Knox. Stage Management is
provided by Baleigh Isaacs.

Tickets:
773-404-7336 (773-40-GREEN)
or online at
www.remybumppo.org

Previews: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $30; Saturday and Sunday $35
Regular Run: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday $35 - $40; Saturday and Sunday $40 - $50.

Student Tickets: $20 in advance
for all performances by phone and in person. $15 student rush tickets
are subject to availability and may be purchased one hour prior to
curtain in person only. Students must have valid student I.D.
Group discounts of 20% are available for parties of 10 or more. For group information and reservations call 773-244-8119.

Parking:
Discounted parking is available for $6 on weekends and weekdays after
5:00 p.m. at the Children's Memorial Hospital Garage located ½ block
north of the theater on Lincoln Ave.

Bios:

Greg Matthew Anderson (Milne) is an artistic associate with Remy Bumppo where he has performed in
Les Liaisons Dangereuses,
The Marriage of Figaro
, On the Verge,
Brontë, The Philadelphia Story,
The Best Man and
Power
. Other Chicago credits include Tom Stoppard's
Rock and Roll
at the Goodman Theatre, Tom Stoppard's
Arcadia
at Court Theatre, Oklahoma!
at American Theater Company, and Without Intermission
and A Moment Alone at
Improv Olympic. He is a graduate of Duke University's Department of
Biological Anthropology and Anatomy and its Department of Theater
Studies.


John Francis Babbo
(Alastair)
makes his Remy Bumppo debut. Chicago credits include Tiny Tim/Ignorance
in Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, the Pirate King in
The Pirates of Penzance, Jr. and Willy Wonka in Willy Wonka, Jr. with Concordia University Chicago and Mowgli in
Jungle Book with BRAVO Performing Arts. Film credits include
The King, a Project Bluelight Film with DePaul University. He is in the fourth grade, plays travel soccer and studies piano and violin.

James Bohnen (director) is
artistic director and co-founder of Remy Bumppo Theatre Company. The
company's 2010/11 season marks James' 14th and final year as artistic
director. He has directed over two dozen productions for Remy Bumppo,
including Tom Stoppard's Hapgood,
Arcadia, The Real Thing, and
Heroes. The first production he directed for Remy Bumppo in 1996 was Stoppards'
Night and Day, and he revisits
the play with a new production for his final season. James has also
directed for American Players Theatre in Spring Green, WI, Aspen
Theatre in the Park, and Creede Repertory Theater in Colorado. He will
direct Remy Bumppo's season finale The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee.

Jeff Cummings (Guthrie) makes his Remy Bumppo debut with
Night and Day. Regional credits include
Around the World in 80 Days
at Indiana Repertory Theatre,
Julius Caesar
at Utah Shakespearean Festival, Tom Stoppard's
Arcadia
at Alliance Theatre in Atlanta and A Contemporary Theatre in Seattle. Oregon Shakespeare Festival credits include
Love's Labours Lost,
The Importance of Being Earnest
, The Philanderer and
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

David Darlow (Carson) is an Artistic Associate at Remy Bumppo Theatre, David has been seen in
Heroes, The Voysey Inheritance,
The Best Man, Power, Humble Boy, Hidden Laughter,
No Man's Land,
Hapgood
, Road to Mecca, Man and Superman,
Money, and
Major Barbara
(After Dark Award). Goodman Theatre acting credits include
A Life in the Theatre
, As You Like it,
A Midsummer Night's Dream,
Passion
and The Misanthrope. He has been seen in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's productions of Othello,
Timon of Athens and
As You Like It
, and in Northlight Theatre's
The Real Thing
and Betrayal. Other Chicago credits include
Nathan the Wise
at Chicago Festival of the Arts; Stephen Sondheim's
Passion
with Patty Lupone and Audra McDonald at Ravinia Festival, and
Endgame
at American Theater Company (Joseph Jefferson Award). His films include
Were the World Mine,
The Weatherman
, Road to Perdition,
The Fugitive
, Hoodlum,
Miller's Crossing
,
and Ride with the Devil. On television he has been seen in "Barney
Miller", "Barnaby Jones", "Early Edition" and "Prison Break." He has
directed
Mrs. Warren's Profession and
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
for Remy Bumppo and
As You Like it
at the Utah Shakespearean Festival.

Shawn Douglass (Wagner) is an artistic associate at Remy Bumppo where he has performed in
Aren't We All?,
Humble Boy
, Major Barbara,
Holiday
and Man and Superman (After
Dark Award). Other Chicago credits include productions at Court
Theatre, Northlight Theatre and Writers' Theatre. Shawn performed
numerous roles over the course of three seasons at Wisconsin's American
Players Theatre. In addition to acting Shawn is a director and adapter
for the stage. He teaches acting at Northwestern University and will
direct Remy Bumppo's upcoming production of
The Importance of Being Earnest.

Linda Gillum (Ruth) is an artistic associate with Remy Bumppo where she has performed in
Old Times,
Brontë
, The Real Thing, The Best Man,
Tartuffe,
A Delicate Balance
, Some Americans Abroad,
Holiday, Top Girls
and Man and Superman. She has also worked with A Red Orchid Theatre,
Court Theatre, Defiant Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Roadworks Theatre,
ShawChicago Theater Company, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Theatre at
the Center. Film and TV credits include:
The Haunting Hour,
Casting About
, Bruised Orange,
The Shadow
, "Prison Break"and "Early Edition."

Ernest Perry, Jr. (Mageeba) makes his Remy Bumppo debut with Night and Day. Other Chicago credits include Heartbreak House,
Magnolia,
Gas for Less
, Galileo,
Cry the Beloved Country
, The Iceman Cometh,
A Christmas Carol,
'Tis Pity She's a Whore
, Drowning Crow, An Enemy of the People,
Play Mas,
Let Me Live
, Ties that Bind,
Edmund
, and Black Star Live at the Goodman Theatre;
Five Rooms of Furniture at Organic Theater;
Will the Circle Be Unbroken at Steppenwolf Theatre Company;
All's Well that End's Well,
Playboy of the West Indies
, Mary Stuart at Court Theatre;
Ceremonies and Dark Old Men,
Daddy's Seashore Blues
, Split Second, and
Pecong at Victory Gardens Theater,
Yohen
at Silk Road Theatre Project; Measure for Measure,
Cymbeline,
Henry V
at Chicago Shakespeare Theater; and
Sanctified
at Congo Square Theatre Company. He appeared in
Death and the King's Horsemen
on Broadway and toured with American Shakespeare Center's
Tempest. Internationally, he
has performed in Hamburg, Paris, Vienna, Dublin and with the Royal
Shakespeare Company in London. Film and TV credits include:
A Rage in Harlem,
The Color of Money
, Barber Shop 2: Back in Business,
The Untouchables, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine," and "ER."

Michael Pogue (Francis, Mageeba u/s) is excited to make his debut with Remy Bumppo in this production. Chicago credits include
King Lear and
As You Like It
with Lakeside Shakespeare Theater;
Six Degrees of Separation
with Eclipse Theater;
Carter's Way
with Steppenwolf Theater; Butt Nekkid with The Side Project;
The Incredibly Famous Willy Rivers with Sinnerman Ensemble;
Panther Burn with MPAACT;
Sundown Names and Night-Gone Things
Chicago Theater Company;
The Zoo Story
with Excaliber Shakespeare Company and Fences
with Open Door Repertory Theater Company.

REMY BUMPPO THEATRE COMPANY delights and engages audiences with
the emotional and ethical complexities of society through the
provocative power of great theatrical language.

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