Friday, May 20, 2011

Robert Brueller & Mildred Marie Langford Join Cast of SoC’s ALL ABOUT EVE

Adding to the already who's who of Chicago theater stars is Steppenwolf ensemble member Robert Brueller and actress Mildred Marie Langford who have recently joined the cast for Season of Concern’s benefit reading of “All About Eve” May 23 at the Mayne Stage at 7:00 pm.

“All About Eve” stars Hollis Resnik as Margo Channing, Larry Yando as Addison DeWitt, Heidi Kettenring as Karen Richards, Steppenwolf ensemble member James Vincent Meredith as Bill Sampson, Peggy Roeder as Birdie Coonan, Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones as Llyod Richards, Ross Lehman as Max Fabian, Maura Kidwell as Ms. Caswell, Jon Steinhagen as the Pianist, and Sandra Delgado as Eve Harrington. Brueller plays the Chief Prompter, and Langford portrays Phoebe. Langford was recently seen in TimeLine Theatre’s production of “In Darfur.”

The screenplay is adapted for the reading by acclaimed playwright and television writer David Rambo (“The Lady with all the Answers”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, “V”) and is directed by longtime Goodman Theatre Associate Producer Steve Scott.

The 1950 film "All About Eve" starred Bette Davis as Channing, the prominent yet aging Broadway star, and Anne Baxter as Eve Harrington, a willingly helpful young fan who insinuates herself into Channing's life. The film was written and directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz, based on the short story "The Wisdom of Eve" by Mary Orr.

The film was nominated for 14 Academy Awards and won six, including Best Picture.

Season of Concern is the Chicago theatre community’s fundraising effort, providing compassionate care to artists who are experiencing life-threatening illnesses. Each year, Season of Concern raises funds that provide direct care and address critical healthcare needs for Chicago theatre community members.

At the benefit, Season of Concern will present its 4th Annual Larry Sloan Awards to the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, former SoC board president Barry Taylor, and longtime SoC fundraiser Karen Bronson.

“All About Eve” is presented by special arrangement with Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Sonia Friedman Productions and David Rambo. Windy City Media Group is a media sponsor.

The Mayne Stage is located at 1328 W. Morse Avenue. Valet parking is available for $5.00 at the door. Tickets for the reading are for $45, or two for $80. For more information and to purchase tickets visit

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