Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune has written about Steppenwolf’s 2011/2012 season. Billy is set to return to Steppenwolf in THE MARCH. A snippet from the article is below
The spring Steppenwolf centerpiece will be “The March,” a premiering dramatic adaptation by Frank Galati from the novel by E.L. Doctorow. Featuring a cast of 17 plus three musicians, “The March” will mark William Petersen’s return to Steppenwolf in the role of Uncle Billy.
From the Steppenwolf website (use the direction arrows to scroll through the season)
Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow
- Adapted and directed by ensemble member Frank Galati
- Featuring ensemble members Alana Arenas, Ian Barford, Tim Hopper, Martha Lavey, Mariann Mayberry, James Vincent Meredith, William Petersen, Yasen Peyankov and Alan Wilder
- In the Downstairs Theatre
- April 5 — June 10, 2012
General William Tecumseh Sherman, Uncle Billy to his men, marches 62,000 Union soldiers through lush Georgia countryside. Bearing along both black and white refugees, the march destroys everything in its path, turning home into exile and exile into home. Its epic force forever changes the lives of those caught up in its sweep: a liberated slave, a sheltered daughter of a Southern judge, a pair of Confederate deserters and Uncle Billy himself.
The March is a story of momentous upheaval and the limits of courage and love.