The third Mainstage production at the Theatre of Western Springs is “Now and Then,” written by Sean Grennan and directed by Terry Kozlowski of Chicago. It runs through Feb. 27, on the Mainstage at TWS, 4384 Hampton Ave., Western Springs.
Sometimes what happens after last call just might change a person’s life. “Now and Then” is a heartfelt romantic comedy about love, following your dreams (or not), and the costs of the decisions we make.
“I always loved the classic ‘Twilight Zone’ episodes that had relatable people and an unexpected twist to the story,” director Kozlowski said in a news release. “I love Sean Grennan’s play. It’s a great escape for a cold winter’s night.”
It is 1981 and a young bartender is closing one night, when an older man comes in for a quick drink. The bartender’s girlfriend joins them and the older man pays them $1,000 each simply to talk with him for a while. The older man then tells them a story about himself that is completely unbelievable. Soon, however, their lives are dramatically changed.
Roles and cast members
Abby – Beth DiMarco of Brookfield
Jamie – Tommy Aldis of Downers Grove
Man – Scott Lynch-Giddens of Blue Island
Woman – Marilyn Weiher of Batavia
Curtain is at 8 p.m. Feb. 26, and at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 27. Tickets cost $23 to $25. Call the box office at 708-246-3380 or go to: www.theatrewesternsprings.com.