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Performances Actors: Chicago, IL, April 2012

Revised March 2012

Long Day's Journey into Night

By Eugene O'Neill

Chicago, IL Performances Featuring:

(Actors Subject to Change)

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Kathryn Erbe (Mary Tyrone)

Kathryn Erbe is best known for playing Detective Alexandra Eames in Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Erbe is a veteran of both film and television and has been a working actress since she graduated from New York University in 1989.

Erbe’s television credits include playing the infamous death row inmate Shirley Bellinger on the acclaimed HBO series “Oz.” She also appeared on NBC’s “Homicide: Life on the Street,” the miniseries “George Wallace,” Showtime’s original production of “Naked City: Justice with a Bullet,” NBC’s “Another World,” and the television movie “Breathing Lessons.”

Erbe also gained notice in the 1999 box office hit “Stir of Echoes” opposite Kevin Bacon and “Dream with the Fishes” with David Arquette. Her additional film credits include “Entropy,” “Kiss of Death,” “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” “Rich in Love,” “What About Bob?” and “Speaking of Sex” with Lara Flynn Boyle and Bill Murray.

Before appearing in feature films, Erbe began her career on the stage. She is a member of the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has starred in many of their productions, including Tennessee Williams’ “A Streetcar Named Desire” as Stella, “Curse of the Starving Class,” and “My Thing of Love.” She earned a Tony® Award nomination in 1991 for her portrayal of Mary in “Speed of Darkness.” Erbe is also an active member of the Atlantic Theatre Company.

Most recently, Erbe filmed on “Three Backyards,” starring opposite Embeth Davidtz and Edie Falco, “Mother’s House,” “Worst Friends,” and “Sunny Side Up” with Parker Posey.

Erbe currently resides in New York with her two children.

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Arliss Howard (James Tyrone)

Credits include: FILM: Amistad, Jurassic Park: The Lost World; Full Metal Jacket; Natural Born Killers. The Time Traveler's Wife. Upcoming: Dandelion. Mr. Howard adapted, directed, and starred with Debra Winger in Big Bad Love.  TV: Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (Cable ACE Award); The Man Who Captured Eichmann; Old Man; Medium. BROADWAY: Joe Turner's Come and Gone. THEATER: The Late Henry Moss, Killer's Head, In the Jungle of Cities, How I Learned To Drive, and Ivanov (A.R.T), The Monogamist (Playwrights Horizons), The Geography of Luck (LA Theater Center), Lie of the Mind (Mark Taper Forum), Caryl Churchill's A Number (NYTW) and Fool For Love (Alley Theater). DIRECTING: Dawn Anna; Medium.

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Bob Braswell (Edmund Tyrone)

Off-Broadway: WTC VIEW (59E59 Theaters); The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (New York Theatre Workshop); HOT L BALTIMORE (TACT). National Tours: A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet. Regional: Ah, Wilderness! (Baltimore Centerstage); Diary of Anne Frank (Denver Center Theatre); Shakespeare's R&J (St. Louis Rep.); Unexpected Guest, Pride's Crossing (Fulton Theatre); Holiday Memories (Huntington Theatre Company); Youth Ink! Play Festival (McCarter Theater). Film & TV: God Don't Make the Laws, Uncertainty, "Boardwalk Empire," "Creepy Canada." Training: BFA (Boston University/London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts). Bob is also the Co-Executive Director of People's Theatre Project, a community-based nonprofit organization that uses theatre to advocate for social change in Northern Manhattan.

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Polly Noonan (Cathleen)

Over the past decade, Polly has worked on many Sarah Ruhl plays, including Late, A Cowboy Song (midwest premiere, Piven Theatre Workshop); Dead Man’s Cell Phone (world premiere, Woolly Mammoth Theatre, Helen Hayes Award nomination; Steppenwolf Theatre Company; Mosaic Theatre); Passion Play (world premiere, Arena Stage, Helen Hayes Award nomination; Goodman Theatre, After Dark Award, Joseph Jefferson Award nomination; Yale Rep Theatre, Epic Theatre Ensemble); Eurydice (world premiere, Madison Repertory Theatre; Piven); Melancholy Play (world premiere, Piven; Echo Theater Company); and Orlando (world premiere, Piven; The Actors’ Gang). Her other credits include Brilliant Traces; American Voices (Piven); MethusalemAccidental Death of an Anarchist; The Balcony (New Criminals); and new works at Sundance, Geva Theatre Center, New Dramatists, Soho Rep, REDCAT, and Playwrights Horizons. Film credits include NovocaineHigh FidelityArizona Dream, and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Polly is featured on the cover of the Lemonhead’s album It’s a Shame About Ray and can be heard on track 11 of Lovey.

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