There is much to appreciate in University of Illinois’ Professor Tom Mitchell — the Associate Head of the Department of Theatre. He has unearthed the value of five early Tennessee Williams’ plays that many had dismissed and he scored these revelations with student casts. He has also earned a reputation as a fearless innovator.
Beginning September 28th at Krannert Center’s Studio Theatre, Tom Mitchell will stage Robert Penn Warren’s own adaptation of All the King’s Men with an all-female cast.
Did I not say he was a fearless innovator? Perhaps Professor Mitchell’s own insights might help here.