Schaumburg resident Tim Walsh, left, plays Captain Charles Taylor opposite Frank Pete's Captain Richard Davenport in Raven Theatre's 30th anniversary revival of Charles Fuller's Pulitzer Prize-winning "A Soldier's Play."
courtesy of Dean LaPrairie
Elmhurst native Jan Sodaro, left, co-stars with Marika Mashburn in Akvavit Theatre's Chicago-area premiere of Jon Fosse's "A Summer's Day."
Brian Keys (second from left) learned to play guitar for his role in Raven Theatre's revival of "A Soldier's Play," which also features Tamarus Harvel, left, Rashawn Thompson, Kory Pullman and Eric Walker.
About this Article
Anyone experienced with Chicago theater knows the talent pool is deep and wide. So wide it extends well past the city limits into the suburbs, which supply Chicago's thriving storefront scene with an invaluable resource. We caught up with several suburban-based actors — two veterans and a newcomer — currently appearing in Chicago to chat about their lives in theater.