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Kevin Bacon in Rear Window play at Hartford Stage

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Kevin Bacon is set to star in a stage version of the story that inspired Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1954 film, Rear Window.

Connecticut’s Hartford Stage announced Tuesday that Bacon will headline the play this fall, playing a man confined to a wheelchair who spies on his neighbors and witnesses a possible murder.  

Darko Tresnjak (a Tony winner for A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder) will direct the production, adapted for the stage by Keith Reddin from Cornwell Woolrich’s original short story.

Rear Window will run at the Hartford Stage from Oct. 22 through Nov. 15.

Bacon —whose acting credits include Footloose, A Few Good Men, Apollo 13 and TV’s The Following — has appeared on Broadway twice, in Slab Boys in 1993 and An Almost Holy Picture in 2002.

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