A Dormont native who has appeared in various on-screen and stage productions will make her Pittsburgh Public Theater debut this week in the theater’s production of Thornton Wilder's “Our Town.”
“Our Town” premiered in 1938, and this year celebrates its 75th year. As is traditional for this production, the audience’s guide to the community of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire is the Stage Manager, played by Tom Atkins, who comments on the townspeople as they go about their daily lives through different time periods.
The townspeople include George Gibbs and Emily Webb (portrayed by Patrick Cannon and Krom, respectively), the doctor and his wife (John Shepard and Bridget Connors), the newspaper editor and his wife (Marc Epstein and Cary Anne Spear), her nephew (Tony Bingham), a neighbor (Terry Wickline), the milkman (Wali Jamal), the choirmaster (Daniel Krell), the professor (Ken Bolden), the policeman (Weston Blakesley), and the undertaker (Larry John Meyers).
The citizens of the town are played by James FitzGerald, Linda Haston, Andy Kirtland, Karen Merritt, and Andrew Swackhamer. The children will be played by local students Charlotte Bush, Julia Coblin, Edgar O’Connell, Elliot Pullen, and Ryan Showalter.
All cast members are Pittsburgh-area residents, according to a release from the theater.
Since leaving the Pittsburgh area, Krom, who is now based in New York, has performed on stage at numerous theaters in both cities, including Pittsburgh Irish & Classical Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, City Theatre, The Pittsburgh Playhouse, Playhouse on Park, Civic Light Opera, the New York Musical Theatre Festival, the Secret Theatre, and Totem Pole Playhouse.
“Our Town” runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 27. Opening Night is Friday, Oct. 4. The performance schedule is available on the Pittsburgh Public Theater website.
Tickets prices range from $29 to $60. Tickets for students and those age 26 and younger are $15.75 with valid identification. For tickets call 412-316-1600 or see the Pittsburgh Public Theater website.
Dormont-Brookline Patch has contacted Krom, and will update this article at a later date.