1:23 PM CDT, April 24, 2012
NEW YORK - Producers from the Barrow Street Theatre in New York were in Chicago for the closing days of playwright Ike Holter's “Hit the Wall,” the hit production about the Stonewall riots staged in the Steppenwolf Garage by the emerging Chicago group known as The Inconvenience.
Barrow Street was the home of David Cromer's production of “Our Town,” and pays close attention to work in Chicago. Producer Tom Wirtshafter said Sunday night that he is very interested in the show, although many details need to be worked out. Still, the locale makes sense. The Stonewall Inn, widely seen as the home of the gay-pride movement, and the Barrow Street Theatre are about 200 yards apart.
“Stonewall,” Wirtshafter said, waving his hand, “is right over there.”
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